Judy Bain

nonprofit consultant

Judy Bain retired in June 2015 as Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel for Epson America, Inc., headquartered in Long Beach, California. She founded the Epson America Legal Affairs Department in 1986 and was the company’s first employed lawyer. As Epson America’s Vice President Legal Affairs and General Counsel, Judy oversaw the legal issues arising from the development, marketing, sales, and support of digital printing, digital display, and advanced sensing technologies in both consumer and commercial products in a rapidly changing and multi-national business environment. Judy actively supported various professional and community organizations throughout her legal career. She served on the Board of the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel for several years starting in 1999, where she helped re-invigorate its pro bono activities. In 2005, she joined the Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles. As an active Board member, Judy chaired the agency’s program and strategic planning committees, helping the agency move from near dissolution in 2005 to a position of fiscal and programmatic strength in 2015, when she retired from the Board. Judy earned a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. Before law school, she studied at the Sorbonne in Paris following graduation from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in political science. During college, she spent her junior year at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Judy has started a consulting practice to merge her experience in the legal and business worlds with her passion to serve non-profit organizations focused on improving outcomes for children living in adversity.