Associate General Counsel
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Walter L. Sutton, Jr., currently serves as Associate General Counsel - Legal Administration and External Relations at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. In this position, Sutton is an internal advocate for the Legal Department’s diversity initiatives. He also collaborates with external stakeholders to promote diversity within the legal profession and the pipeline for future attorneys. Prior to joining Wal-Mart in 2005, Sutton practiced law for 35 years in Detroit; Houston; Washington, D.C.; and Dallas.
Sutton currently serves as Chair of the National Bar Institute Board of Directors. He also serves on the ABA Diversity Center Board. In addition, he serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Wiley College (“Home of the Great Debaters”), a historically Black college in Marshall, TX.
Sutton earned his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Denver, his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School, his MBA from the University of Dallas, and his Ph.D. in Management Science from the University of Texas at Dallas.