Annual Meeting

About Our Annual Attorney Meeting

Every year WWCDA holds an Annual Attorney Meeting for its members, in conjunction with the ABA’s White Collar Crime Institute, which features powerful learning and networking opportunities. What started out over a decade ago as a small gathering of women dubbed “Spa Day” has grown into a multi-day programming and networking event that hosts hundreds of women white collar lawyers from around the world.

The meeting has been held in different cities throughout the United States, as well as virtually due to Covid-19. The meeting continues to grow year after year, and there is consistently a waitlist to attend. As the number of women attending the meeting continues to increase, the programming and events surrounding the meeting have expanded as well.

The meeting is typically a two-day event, which includes association business meetings focused on providing the membership with overviews of the innovative WWCDA activities and initiatives occurring around the world; guided business development and networking programs; a networking cocktail reception; dinner with a keynote speaker; and a breakfast meeting featuring discussions with influential legal industry leaders.

Upcoming Annual Attorney Meeting

WWCDA is currently planning an in-person Annual Attorney Meeting event on the afternoon and evening of October 26, 2021 in Miami, Florida, to be held in conjunction with the ABA’s White Collar Crime Institute October 27-29, 2021. Watch for details as the date draws near. We will proceed with an in-person event only if it is safe to do so.

Past Guest Speakers have included:

Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Kathryn Ruemmler

Former White House Counsel & General Counsel at Goldman Sachs

Leslie R. Caldwell

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney General for the Criminal Division & Director of the Enron Task Force at the U.S. Department of Justice

Deborah Harris

Chief of the Environmental Crimes Division, U.S. Department of Justice

Judge Jane Margaret Triche Milazzo

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

Preet Bharara

Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York

Madeleine Landrieu

Dean of the Loyola University New Orleans School of Law

P.K. Scheerle

CEO/Chair of the Board of GIFTED Healthcare

Lisa Diaz

Associate General Counsel of Litigation, Investigations & Regulatory Enforcement at Northern Trust

Rita Garnto

Simple Self-Care by Rita, Stress Management Educator

Barbara Pinson Lash

Lash Legacy III, Inc., Professional Executive & Media Coach

Debra Baker

Managing Director of GrowthPlay

2021 Annual Attorney Meeting

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