Recognizing women, men and groups who have championed women while making outstanding contributions in the White Collar area, including Defense, Government Enforcement, Investigations, and Compliance. The program also supports the legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by recognizing a law student who best exemplifies Justice Ginsburg commitments and tireless efforts. The awards program is a cornerstone of WWCDA's mission to promote diversity in the legal and compliance profession.
We believe this awards program provides a vital platform for elevating public awareness of women in the field of white collar and compliance. Winning an award from WWCDA is an achievement that lasts a lifetime and commands wide admiration.
The WWCDA Awards are presented annually at the WWCDA Awards Dinner Gala held in Washington, D.C. on the first Tuesday after U.S. Thanksgiving. Previous Galas have featured Nina Totenberg, three U.S. Attorneys General, former Solicitor General, former Chief of the DOJ Criminal Division, former Chair the SEC, former SEC Chief of Enforcement, the Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the CEO and GC of Goldman Sachs, Google's Chief Legal Officer, the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Salesforce, the NFL's General Counsel, Merck's General Counsel, Novartis General Counsel, the Chairs of several major law firms, Nina Totenberg, a tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and a performance by Elton John’s keyboardist. The Gala also includes a WWCDA Chapter Roll Call with greetings from chapter members from around the world and recognition of WWCDA Trailblazers.