Annual Meeting

WWCDA Annual Attorney Meeting

Every year WWCDA holds an Annual Attorney Meeting for its members, in conjunction with the ABA’s White Collar Crime Institute.  Our WWCDA Meeting, features powerful learning and networking opportunities, and facilitates our Connecting, Collaborating, and Advancing Women in the law. What started out more than two decades 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 in 2020 and 2021 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.

Past Guest Speakers have included:

Uma Amuluru

Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, Law and Global Compliance, The Boeing Company

Katy Choo

Group VP and Chief Counsel, Global Investigations, GE

Katie Daniels

Managing Director, Head of Compliance Global, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Beatriz Lopes de Oliveira

State Prosecutor, District Attorney Public Ministry of the State of São Paulo

Preet Bharara

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

Rita Garnto

Simple Self-Care by Rita, Stress Management Educator

Barbara Pinson Lash

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

Rachel Brand [event cancelled due to COVID March 2020]

Walmart, Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer; Former U.S. Associate Attorney General

Michelle Banks [event cancelled due to COVID March 2020]

Global General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, GAP, Inc,; Barker Gilmore Senior Advisor

Hui Chen [event cancelled due to COVID March 2020]

Compliance Consultant, HC Ethics LLC; Former Compliance Counsel Expert, U.S. Department of Justice

Mark Filip [event cancelled due to COVID March 2020]

Former U.S. Deputy Attorney General and Kirkland & Ellis Partner

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

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

Debra Baker

Managing Director of GrowthPlay

Kathryn Ruemmler

Former White House Counsel 

Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Leslie R. Caldwell

Former DOJ Criminal Division Chief

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