Vice President and General Counsel
The Allstate Corporation
Michele Coleman Mayes has been named vice president and general counsel of The Allstate Corporation, and senior vice president and general counsel for Allstate Insurance Company. As Allstate’s chief legal officer, Ms. Mayes will be responsible for guiding Allstate’s strategy to ensure sound compliance of governance practices. Her experience in corporate legal departments has included positions at Burroughs Corporation, Unisys Corporation, Colgate-Palmolive Company, and Pitney Bowes. Prior to her in-house career, Ms. Mayes served in the U.S. Department of Justice as Assistant United States Attorney in Detroit and Brooklyn, eventually assuming the role of Chief of the Civil Division in Detroit. Ms. Mayes received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.