Desiree Ralls-Morrison

by Justin Cates
Desiree Ralls-Morrison
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Desiree Ralls-Morrison serves as McDonald’s General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.

In this role, Ralls-Morrison oversees the company’s global legal operations, responsible for supporting the company’s strategies, anticipating, and managing risk, and advancing McDonald’s brand and values. She also advises both the Board of Directors and CEO.

Before joining McDonald’s, Ralls-Morrison spent more than three years as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Boston Scientific Corporation, where she provided global legal leadership across all of its businesses, regions and functions. Desiree grew and strengthened a high-performing legal team, effectively aligning legal objectives to meet business objectives, and served as a trusted advisor to the leadership team and Board of Directors.

Ralls-Morrison serves on the Board of Directors for DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. and as a Director for The Partnership, Inc., whose mission is to ensure the economic competitiveness of the Boston area by attracting, retaining and convening professionals of color. Desiree is also a Founding Member of The New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund in Massachusetts.

Ralls-Morrison earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Wesleyan University.

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