Seth R. Jaffe is executive vice president and chief legal officer at Levi Strauss & Co. Seth leads the global legal department in its support of businesses operating in over 110 countries. He is responsible for all aspects of legal, ethics and compliance, global security and resilience and governance matters, in addition to acting as counselor to the board of directors and executive leadership. He is a member of the company’s executive leadership team.
Seth also oversees the Levi Strauss Foundation, whose mission is to bring pioneering social change. Prior to joining Levi Strauss & Co. in 2011, Seth served as senior vice president and general counsel of specialty retailer Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Before that, he was chief administrative officer and general counsel of CareThere Inc., leading a broad range of business and legal areas for a healthcare technology company backed by Johnson & Johnson.
Seth serves on the board of directors of the Levi Strauss Foundation, Hand in Hand and Mill Valley Philharmonic.