Murphy to Lead LegalZoom’s Audit Committee
GLENDALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LegalZoom.com, Inc. (“LegalZoom”), a leading online platform for legal and compliance solutions, has appointed Adobe, Inc. Chief Financial Officer John Murphy to its board of directors. Murphy began his tenure in June and will serve as an independent director, chairing LegalZoom’s audit committee.
In his role, Murphy will help to oversee the company’s financial performance and compliance with the financial and ethical regulations that apply to public companies. He will review the company’s future SEC filings and earnings releases as well as provide oversight and evaluation of its external audit firm, internal controls environment, and risk management program.
Murphy has held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Adobe, Inc., since April 2018. He formerly served as the company’s Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller.
Prior to joining Adobe, Murphy served as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller of Qualcomm Incorporated. Additionally, he held leadership roles with DIRECTV, including Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer as well as Vice President and General Auditor. He has worked at several global companies, including Experian, Nestle, and Atlantic Richfield (ARCO), in a variety of finance and accounting roles.
Murphy has served as Director of DirecTV Holdings LLC and is on the Corporate Advisory Board of the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. He holds an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, and a B.S. in Accounting from Fordham University.
LegalZoom is a leading online platform for legal and compliance solutions in the United States that is on a mission to democratize law. LegalZoom operates across all 50 states and over 3,000 counties in the United States, and has more than 20 years of experience navigating complex regulations and simplifying the legal and compliance process for its customers. Driven by its core value that every business deserves the full protection of the legal system and a simple way to stay compliant with it, LegalZoom helps its customers form and protect their businesses, their ideas and families. In 2020, 10% of all new LLCs and 5% of all new corporations in the United States were formed through LegalZoom, enabling small business owners to apply their energy and passion to their businesses instead of the legal and regulatory complexity required to operate them. In addition to business formations, LegalZoom offers ongoing compliance and tax advice, trademark and copyright filings and estate planning documents to protect small businesses and the families that create them.