Matt Zabel

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Matt Zabel is executive vice president and general counsel for Target and a member of its leadership team. In this role, he leads Target's legal team and oversees all legal matters for the company. 

Matt joined Target in 2010 as vice president of government affairs. Since then, he has led teams in enterprise risk management, reputation management, law, food safety, and employee & labor relations. 

Before joining Target, Matt was chief of staff to a U.S. Senator and served at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., in a variety of roles including trial attorney and deputy associate attorney general. He also taught for 10 years as an adjunct law professor. 

Matt received his bachelor's degree from the University of South Dakota, a master's degree in international relations from the University of Bristol in England, and a law degree from Northwestern University School of Law, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Northwestern University Law Review.