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April 5, 2022, 10:21 PMUpdated: April 6, 2022, 1:53 AM

Starbucks Ousts Top Lawyer Amid Union Fight, Diversity Drive (2)

Brian Baxter
Brian Baxter

Starbucks Corp. general counsel Rachel Gonzalez has been removed from her role, the company said in a regulatory filing Tuesday.

Gonzalez, who received more than $5.3 million in total compensation from the coffee chain last year, has moved to an advisory position ahead of her May 20 departure. Gonzalez didn’t respond to a request for comment.

The exit comes after the company announced last month that its chairman emeritus Howard Schultz would return as CEO on an interim basis. Starbucks, currently battling a unionization effort by its coffee shop workers, has also come under scrutiny in recent years from investors ...

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