Ivy Thomas McKinney is deputy general counsel for Xerox Corporation. She was appointed to this position in September 2004 and was named a corporate vice president in December 2004.
McKinney is responsible for directing certain aspects of Xerox's legal operations including senior-level legal counsel, litigation, and managing the delivery of legal counsel in the areas of human resources and employee benefits.
McKinney joined Xerox in July 1984 as an attorney as part of a special litigation task force. She later held a variety of positions including counsel for Eastern and Coastal operations, and senior counsel for litigation, human resources, the Office Document Products Group and Worldwide Business Services. She held the position of associate general counsel for litigation, human resources and business operations from 2000-2004.
Prior to working for Xerox she was associated with the New York City law firm of Dewey, Ballantine, Bushby, Palmer & Wood in the litigation department.
McKinney attended Princeton University where she received a bachelor of arts degree in politics in 1977, magna cum laude; and in 1980 she received a juris doctor degree from Yale Law School. She is a member of the American Bar Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel. She is licensed to practice law in New York and Connecticut, and is also admitted in the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and several federal district courts. She has been an executive committee member of the Yale Law School Association, served on the board of the Urban League of Southwestern, Conn., and volunteered as a pro bono attorney for various public interest groups.