Past Events

Past Events

2020 Annual Attorney Meeting

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2019 Inaugural WWCDA Awards Dinner Gala

Awards Dinner Gala

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2019 Annual Attorney Meeting

2019 Annual Attorney Meeting in New Orleans

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2018 Annual Attorney Meeting

2018 Annual Attorney Meeting

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Women in Investigations

Women in Investigations

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General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officers Fireside Chat & Reception

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Reception for Women Entrepreneurs

Reception for Women Entrepreneurs

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Past Chapter Events


  • Monday
    13
    January

    Connecticut Chapter of the WWCDA Networking Event and Wine Tasting

    Monday, January 13, 2020, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM ET
    This event will kick off 2020 with a networking wine tasting and dinner at Bin228 Wine Bar in Hartford, CT on Monday January 27, 2020 at 5:30.

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    Hartford, CT, United States

  • Thursday
    23
    January

    WWCDA Indianapolis Winter Gathering

    Thursday, January 23, 2020, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM ET
    Chapter post-holiday drinks and planning session for 2020 activities; we will also be interviewed by a reporter for the Indianapolis Business Journal who is doing an article on the WWCDA.

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    Indianapolis, IN, United States

  • Thursday
    23
    January

    Florida Chapter 2020 New Year Kick-Off

    Thursday, January 23, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM ET
    Chapter drinks to kick off the New Year and Brainstorm event and chapter growth planning.

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    TBA, FL, United States

  • Wednesday
    29
    January

    WWCDA Quarterly Breakfast

    Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM CT
    Informal meeting to discuss upcoming WWCDA events, plan local WWCDA events, and discuss upcoming professional development opportunities and developments in our practices.

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    Nashville, TN, United States

  • Thursday
    30
    January

    Presentation by Susanne MÜNCH, Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection

    Thursday, January 30, 2020, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM DE
    Presentation by SUSANNE MÜNCH (Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection) "CHANGES TO GERMANY'S CURRENT CORPORATE CRIMINAL LIABILITY LAW BASED ON THE EXPECTED ACT ON THE SANCTIONING OF CORPORATION-RELATED OFFENCES". Afterwards: General introduction of all present members and discussion of expectations in relation to the Chapter/Future events etc.

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    Berlin, Germany

  • Wednesday
    12
    February

    Irish Chapter Members' Meeting

    Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM IE
    Meeting of the Irish WWCDA Chapter to discuss WWCDA members business / updates.

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    Dublin 4, Ireland

  • Wednesday
    26
    February

    Chapter Luncheon

    Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PT
    Luncheon with Guest Speaker and Roundtable Discussion

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    Los Angeles, CA, United States

  • Thursday
    27
    February

    ETHICS IN WHITE COLLAR REPRESENTATIONS

    Thursday, February 27, 2020, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM CT
    An informative presentation on avoiding malpractices and grievances. Attorney Carrie Johnson Phaneuf will discuss engagement letters, fee arrangements, addressing conflicts, tips for client communication and other topics. As a bonus, this presentation qualifies for ethics credit.

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    Dallas, TX, United States

  • Friday
    20
    March

    Chapter Meeting

    Friday, March 20, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
    Members will discuss information presented at the WWCDA annual meeting and develop goals for the year.

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    Stamford, CT, United States

  • Wednesday
    25
    March

    WWCDA Quarterly Breakfast

    Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM CT
    Informal meeting to discuss upcoming WWCDA events, plan local WWCDA events, and discuss upcoming professional development opportunities and developments in our practices.

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    Nashville, TN, United States

  • Wednesday
    25
    March

    Networking Drinks

    Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM AU
    Casual drinks and nibbles with a relevant guest speaker.

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    Sydney, NSW, Australia

  • Thursday
    2
    April

    Presentation by Justice Una Ni Raifeartaigh

    Thursday, April 2, 2020, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM IE
    Presentation by Justice Una Ni Raifeartaigh – Judge of the Irish Court of Appeal.

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    Dublin 2, Ireland

  • Thursday
    9
    April

    Savvy Social Media Intelligence Gathering and Privacy: Tips & Resources for Investigative Lawyers

    Thursday, April 9, 2020, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CT
    An interactive discussion on tools and resources lawyers can use to mine social media to gather intelligence and comply with important privacy considerations. As a bonus, hear how you can protect your personal and family privacy online.

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    Dallas, TX, United States

  • Monday
    4
    May

    WWCDA after Work Mixer with Guest Speaker, Gail P. Hardy

    Monday, May 4, 2020, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM ET
    Hartford State’s Attorney Gail P. Hardy was the first African American appointed a state’s attorney in Connecticut history. She’s the chief law enforcement officer in the Hartford Judicial District, comprising the city and 18 surrounding communities, and oversees prosecutors, inspectors, investigators and support staff at courthouses in Hartford, Enfield and Manchester and the juvenile and community courts in Hartford. This event will be held at Robinson Cole, LLP, in Hartford CT on Monday, May 4, 2020 at 5:30. Wine and drinks provided. Hartford State’s Attorney Gail P. Hardy was the first African American appointed a state’s attorney in Connecticut history. She’s the chief law enforcement officer in the Hartford Judicial District, comprising the city and 18 surrounding communities, and oversees prosecutors, inspectors, investigators and support staff at courthouses in Hartford, Enfield and Manchester and the juvenile and community courts in Hartford. This event will be held at Robinson Cole, LLP, in Hartford CT on Monday, May 4, 2020 at 5:30. Wine and drinks provided. Hartford State’s Attorney Gail P. Hardy was the first African American appointed a state’s attorney in Connecticut history. She’s the chief law enforcement officer in the Hartford Judicial District, comprising the city and 18 surrounding communities, and oversees prosecutors, inspectors, investigators and support staff at courthouses in Hartford, Enfield and Manchester and the juvenile and community courts in Hartford. This event will be held at Robinson Cole, LLP, in Hartford CT on Monday, May 4, 2020 at 5:30. Wine and drinks provided. Hartford State’s Attorney Gail P. Hardy was the first African American appointed a state’s attorney in Connecticut history. She’s the chief law enforcement officer in the Hartford Judicial District, comprising the city and 18 surrounding communities, and oversees prosecutors, inspectors, investigators and support staff at courthouses in Hartford, Enfield and Manchester and the juvenile and community courts in Hartford. This event will be held at Robinson Cole, LLP, in Hartford CT on Monday, May 4, 2020 at 5:30. Wine and drinks provided. Hartford State’s Attorney Gail P. Hardy was the first African American appointed a state’s attorney in Connecticut history. She’s the chief law enforcement officer in the Hartford Judicial District, comprising the city and 18 surrounding communities, and oversees prosecutors, inspectors, investigators and support staff at courthouses in Hartford, Enfield and Manchester and the juvenile and community courts in Hartford. This event will be held at Robinson Cole, LLP, in Hartford CT on Monday, May 4, 2020 at 5:30. Wine and drinks provided. Hartford State’s Attorney Gail P. Hardy was the first African American appointed a state’s attorney in Connecticut history. She’s the chief law enforcement officer in the Hartford Judicial District, comprising the city and 18 surrounding communities, and oversees prosecutors, inspectors, investigators and support staff at courthouses in Hartford, Enfield and Manchester and the juvenile and community courts in Hartford. This event will be held at Robinson Cole, LLP, in Hartford CT on Monday, May 4, 2020 at 5:30. Wine and drinks provided.

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    Hartford, CT, United States

  • Wednesday
    24
    June

    WWCDA Quarterly Breakfast

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM CT
    Informal meeting to discuss upcoming WWCDA events, plan local WWCDA events, and discuss upcoming professional development opportunities and developments in our practices.

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    Nashville, TN, United States

  • Wednesday
    24
    June

    Networking Drinks

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM AU
    Casual drinks and nibbles with a relevant guest speaker.

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    Sydney, NSW, Australia

  • Friday
    26
    June

    The idiosyncrasies of politically charged cases: litigating on behalf of protesters, police or polit

    Friday, June 26, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM PT
    June 26th CLE / happy hour discussion 4:00 - 5:30 P.M. Presented by Janet Hoffman, Kris Winemiller and Lisa Maxfield

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  • Tuesday
    7
    July

    WWCDA Irish Chapter Webinar: Sanctions, AML, a US Perspective

    Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM IE
    Dear All The Irish Chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA) will host a live webinar on Tuesday, 7 July 2020 at 5.00 pm during which we will be joined by Frances McLeod, Founding Partner, Forensic Risk Alliance and Megan Prendergast Millard, Senior Managing Director, Financial & Regulatory Compliance Services, Guidepost Solutions. Together they will spend approximately 45 minutes online discussing the following topics: Section I - Megan Prendergast Millard, Guidepost Solutions Sanctions and AML enforcement of financial services operational hubs in Ireland post Brexit - What regulators are looking at/for - How they approach investigations - Where they will go with remediation. Section II - Frances McLeod, FRA Responding to an investigation, the external consultant's perspective - Case study of technologies FRA used on Airbus and the risk mapping remediation - Compliance monitorship (banking and non-banking) to give it a broader application. We hope you can join us for the live session and would encourage you to extend the invitation to your litigation, aviation, banking / finance and regulatory colleagues who may find it of interest, and to any other colleagues or clients that may wish to attend. Registration Link: https://arthurcox.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_j34tJ_ZzSK68xy_oO2jQTA If you have any questions please contact events@arthurcox.com

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  • Thursday
    6
    August

    WWCDA Watercooler - August 2020

    Thursday, August 6, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET
    Join Us at the WWCDA Watercooler Thursday, August 6 , 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Eastern Time (U.S. and Canada) Here's another chance for social distance networking and a break from your day-to-day routine. As with our first two Watercooler sessions, participants will be randomly divided into small breakout rooms to network, share ideas, vent and laugh. No advance registration is required, though participation is limited to WWCDA members. If you have questions or comments, please contact one of the leaders below, or email watercooler@wwcda.com . Join us on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/93424216872?pwd=cDY2d0VlWkhNb2ZOdThldDd6NEJsdz09 Meeting ID: 934 2421 6872 Password: 333425

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  • Thursday
    10
    September

    Practice Tips for the Federal Court Practitioner During the Public Health Crisis

    Thursday, September 10, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PT
    Join the Seattle Chapter of the WWCDA for an informal discussion with Kate Vaughan, Assistant United States Attorney and Supervisor of the General Crimes Unit, on the United States District Court and the United States Attorney Office’s approach to cases and criminal procedure during the public health crisis.

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  • Thursday
    10
    September

    Watercooler - September 10, 2020 @ 1 pm ET

    Thursday, September 10, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
    Join Us at the Next Watercooler Here’s another chance for social distance networking and a break from your day-to-day routine. As with our prior Watercooler sessions, participants will be randomly divided into small Zoom breakout rooms to network, share ideas, vent and laugh. Please RSVP. Participation is limited to WWCDA members. See you at the Watercooler. #NetworkingOpportunities

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  • Wednesday
    16
    September

    Networking Drinks

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM AU
    Casual drinks and nibbles with a relevant guest speaker.

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    Sydney, NSW, Australia

  • Thursday
    17
    September

    WWCDA Irish Chapter - Members meeting

    Thursday, September 17, 2020, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM GMT
    Irish Chapter Meeting

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  • Thursday
    24
    September

    Florida Chapter Connect

    Thursday, September 24, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET
    Connect with Florida Chapter members for networking, professional, and business support.

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  • Friday
    25
    September

    Innovations in Law: Alternative Fee Arrangements

    Friday, September 25, 2020, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM ET
    SAVE THE DATE Friday, September 25, 2020 3:00pm EST Download session handout #1 Download session handout #2 Small Firm Initiative (SFI) Committee Presents INNOVATIONS IN LAW: ALTERNATIVE FEE ARRANGEMENTS In the two last decades, the way business is conducted has changed. The business of law is no exception. More companies are proposing new, innovative and alternative fee arrangements ("AFAs") to outside counsel. As a result, new, data driven and innovative value based and risk sharing fee models are emerging and trending in the legal industry. Panelists Cynthia Randall, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft, and Tunisia Poole, Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Southwire, will discuss the value-based alternative fee and risk sharing models used by their companies. FEATURING: Cynthia Randall, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft Cynthia Randall is Assistant General Counsel at Microsoft, where she handles class action, commercial, and antitrust litigation, including international arbitrations. Cindy has 25 years of complex litigation experience, including in-house roles at Verizon and Cigna, and law firm experience with Dechert LLP and Saul Ewing LLP. Cindy is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She serves on the Class Action Committee of Lawyers for Civil Justice and the Liability Reform Committee of the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center. She is the co-chair of the In-House Committee of the Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Washington and a member of the William Dwyer Inn of Court. Tunisia Poole, VP, Associate General Counsel, Southwire Tunisia Poole is VP, Associate General Counsel for Southwire Company, LLC, the largest wire and cable manufacturer in North America. As Associate General Counsel, Tunisia is responsible for labor and employment globally, commercial litigation, and leads legal operations, which focuses on processes, procedures, and technologies that improve the efficiency of Southwire’s legal function. Prior to joining Southwire in 2018, Tunisia was the head of Aflac’s employment law team for 5 years. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia and University of Maine School of Law. Event Co-Chairs Kris Costello Lawanda Hodges SFI’S MISSION Connect WWCDA members working in small firms Collaborate and host WWCDA Programs Advance the value of the small firm practice model in the market ​

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  • Wednesday
    30
    September

    WWCDA Quarterly Breakfast

    Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM CT
    Informal meeting to discuss upcoming WWCDA events, plan local WWCDA events, and discuss upcoming professional development opportunities and developments in our practices.

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    Nashville, TN, United States

  • Thursday
    8
    October

    WWCDA Watercooler - October 2020

    Thursday, October 8, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
    Please join us at the next Watercooler session on Thursday, October 8 at noon ET. For those who have not yet attended a session, the Watercooler is a great opportunity for our members to virtually network. Participants will be randomly divided into small Zoom breakout rooms. There is no formal agenda; just come to say hello, share ideas, vent and laugh. Looking forward to seeing you at the Watercooler. Best, Karen A. Popp , Global Chair and Co-Founder Michelle J. Shapiro , Development Committee Chair Justine Harris , Development Committee Member, Thought Leadership Subcommittee Co-Chair Mónica MacGregor , Development Committee Member, Thought Leadership Subcommittee Co-Chair Amanda Raad , Program Committee Member, Other Programs Subcommittee Co-Chair Hartley M. K. West , Program Committee Member, Other Programs Subcommittee Co-Chair

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  • Tuesday
    13
    October

    WatercoolerPLUS. . . Federal Courts in the Time of COVID: A View From the Bench

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
    The WWCDA Thought Leadership Subcommittee invites you to join the inaugural session of the WatercoolerPLUS, a virtual forum to present specific topics of interest to our membership. We begin with a series of weekly conversations exploring the challenges of returning to court during a pandemic. “Federal Courts in the Time of COVID” will kick off with a view from the bench. Join us on October 13 at noon ET , as Thought Leadership Subcommittee member Linda Dale Hoffa interviews U.S. District Court Judge Allison Dale Burroughs (D. Mass), a WWCDA alum.

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  • Thursday
    29
    October

    Watercooler Plus: COVID-Era Challenges to Federal Indictments

    Thursday, October 29, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
    Join Us at the next WWCDA WatercoolerPLUS in our series Federal Courts in the Time of COVID COVID-Era Challenges to Federal Indictments: The Fair Cross-Section Requirement, Statutes of Limitations, and Speedy Trial Rights When: Thursday, October 29, 12 pm – 1 pm Eastern Time (U.S. and Canada) After our great inaugural session last week with Judge Burroughs, the WWCDA Thought Leadership Subcommittee invites you to join the next WatercoolerPLUS , a virtual forum to present specific topics of interest to our membership. In the second installment of our series “Federal Courts in the Time of COVID,” members Ann Flannery , Margot Moss , and Naeun Rim , will present on hot topics facing defense lawyers during COVID: What are the requirements for challenging the composition of a COVID-era jury? Are prosecutors charging untimely cases, and what can we do about it? How can you enforce your client’s speedy trial rights, when no trials are being scheduled and your client is detained? We hope this will be a true brainstorming session. Bring your lunch or coffee, and of course your questions. We look forward to sharing ideas and resources.

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  • Friday
    30
    October

    2020 WOMEN, INFLUENCE & POWER IN LAW (WIPL) VIRTUAL SUMMIT

    Friday, October 30, 2020, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET
    2020 Women, Influence & Power in law (WIPL) VIRTUAL SUMMIT WWCDA has once again partnered with WIPL to provide WWCDA members the opportunity to join hundreds of legal leaders for three days of learning, networking, and unprecedented exchange with the most powerful women in law. WWCDA promotes the common business and professional interests of women attorneys and other professionals who specialize in the representation of corporations, other organizations, and individuals facing government enforcement actions, internal investigations, compliance and ethics challenges. WIPL is designed to arm you with the strategy and practical solutions to further your professional interests and be a driving force both professionally and within your organization. Go beyond the surface issues to dig deep into what it means to grow, inspire, lead, and excel in the legal industry. This year’s virtual summit features live keynote sessions with speakers Tina Tchen, President and CEO of the “Time’s Up” Legal Defense Fund and Former Chief of Staff to Michelle Obama, and Paula Boggs, Former Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Law and Corporate Affairs at Starbucks Corporation. WIPL has planned highly interactive and diverse learning and networking sessions accessible to all attendees ( https://assets.swoogo.com/uploads/540132-5f170824c61c3.pdf ) Registration Details WWCDA members enjoy a 15% discount to WIPL - Register today (use discount code “WWCDA”)! Register today at: https://www.event.law.com/corpcounsel-wipl/begin

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  • Thursday
    12
    November

    Florida Connect

    Thursday, November 12, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET
    Connect with Florida Chapter members monthly for networking, professional, and business support.

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  • Tuesday
    24
    November

    WWCDA Watercooler - November 2020

    Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
    Please join us for the next Watercooler session on Tuesday, November 24 at 1PM ET. For those who have not yet attended a session, you are missing out! The Watercooler is an informal opportunity for our members to virtually network. Participants will be randomly divided into small breakout rooms. There is no formal agenda. Come say hello to old friends, meet new ones, share ideas, vent (if you need to!) and laugh. This is a members-only event. Please do not forward the invitation to or share Zoom details with non-members. Looking forward to seeing you at the Watercooler. Best, Karen A. Popp , Global Chair and Co-Founder Michelle J. Shapiro , Development Committee Chair Justine Harris , Development Committee Member, Thought Leadership Subcommittee Co-Chair Mónica MacGregor , Development Committee Member, Thought Leadership Subcommittee Co-Chair Amanda Raad , Program Committee Member, Other Programs Subcommittee Co-Chair Hartley M. K. West , Program Committee Member, Other Programs Subcommittee Co-Chair

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  • Tuesday
    1
    December

    WWCDA 2020 Virtual Awards Gala

    Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM ET
    Please Join Us for The WWCDA 2020 Virtual Awards Gala December 1, 2020 WWCDA Awards recognize champions in White Collar Practice, including defense, government enforcement, investigations, and compliance. Registration is free. 6:30pm - 7pm Pre-Event Networking, Co-hosted by Goldman Sachs (space limited) 7pm - 8:30pm WWCDA Award Gala Also Featuring: Master of Ceremonies Sally Yates, Former Deputy Attorney General Remarks by Eric Holder, Former Attorney General; David Solomon, CEO of Goldman Sachs, and many more Original musical performance by Kim Bullard, lead keyboardist for Elton John AND Special Memorial Tribute to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with special guests Click here for an available list of sponsorship opportunities Please contact hbornstein@nixonpeabody.com or awards@wwcda.org for more information about sponsorships. Join us for a special pre-gala networking Zoom call. Limited spaces available.

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  • Wednesday
    2
    December

    Networking Drinks

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM AU
    Casual drinks and nibbles with a relevant guest speaker.

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    Sydney, NSW, Australia

  • Monday
    7
    December

    Year-End Meeting and Pre-Holiday Social

    Monday, December 7, 2020, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM ET
    #Atlanta

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  • Tuesday
    22
    December

    WWCDA Watercooler -- Holiday Toast Edition

    Tuesday, December 22, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET
    When: Tuesday, December 22, 4PM Eastern Time (U.S. and Canada) Please join WWCDA members near and far for a special edition of the Watercooler to celebrate the season and say goodbye (and good riddance!) to 2020. This year has been challenging for everyone, so we’d like to end it with something a little special. Please bring a beverage of your choice, whether a cocktail or a mocktail. Festive attire is encouraged but not required! This is a members-only event. Please do not forward the invitation to or share Zoom details with non-members. We’ll see you at the Watercooler. Best, Karen A. Popp , Global Chair and Co-Founder Michelle J. Shapiro , Development Committee Chair Justine Harris , Development Committee Member, Thought Leadership Subcommittee Co-Chair Mónica MacGregor , Development Committee Member, Thought Leadership Subcommittee Co-Chair Amanda Raad , Program Committee Member, Other Programs Subcommittee Co-Chair Hartley M. K. West , Program Committee Member, Other Programs Subcommittee Co-Chair

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  • Thursday
    7
    January

    WatercoolerPLUS -- Brainstorming Session about PPP Criminal Loan Fraud Investigations and Cases

    Thursday, January 7, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
    The WWCDA's Thought Leadership Subcommittee has gathered together seven WWCDA members from across the US who are currently handling criminal PPP loan cases. During this WatercoolerPLUS brainstorming session about PPP Criminal Loan Fraud Investigations and Cases, participants will discuss various emerging topics such as: what the government’s evolving playbook appears to be; what the main negotiable issues are re pleas and sentencings; and creative ideas for defending these cases. Our panelists are Peggy Bennett (Bennett Doyle Law), Marissel Descalzo (Tache, Bronis, Christianson and Descalzo), Pamela Johnston (Foley & Lardner), Missy Owens (Tin Fulton Walker & Owen), Laura Perkins (Hughes Hubbard & Reed), Meg Strickler (Conaway & Strickler), Deana Timberlake-Wiley (Simmons, Finney, & Winfield). We hope you will join us for this members-only event.

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  • Thursday
    14
    January

    A Conversation with Jessie Liu: Women in Legal Leadership

    Thursday, January 14, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET
    The Women’s White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA) , in conjunction with the WWCDA Diversity Sub-Committee , and APABA-DC cordially invite you to a virtual conversation with Jessie K. Liu, former United States Attorney for the District of Columbia and current partner at Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, on January 14, 2021 at 6pm EST . This illuminating discussion will cover gender equality in the legal profession, particularly in senior roles, the history and progress of women in the legal profession, and strategies for achieving greater diversity in management and leadership in the law. This conversation will be off the record and closed to the press.

  • Tuesday
    26
    January

    WatercoolerPLUS: Raising our Hands: Seeking Appointments in the Biden/Harris Administration

    Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
    When: Tuesday, January 26, 3–4 p.m. Eastern Time (U.S. and Canada) Please join the WWCDA Thought Leadership and Diversity Subcommittees as we discuss the importance of and procedure for applying for positions in the new administration. We will hear from a renowned panel of speakers who have previously served and will explain their individual paths as well as the importance of ensuring that diverse voices are represented. Our panelists include: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson: United States District Court Judge for the District of Columbia Sarah R. Saldaña: Former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas (Dallas) and former director of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Carmen Ortiz: Partner at Anderson & Kreiger and former United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts Kate Shaw: Professor of Law at Cardozo Law School; former Special Assistant to the President and Associate Counsel to the President, White House Counsel's Office, President Obama WatercoolerPLUS programs are generally open to WWCDA members only. However, we invite our members to include their female associates for what we hope will be an inspiring discussion.

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  • Wednesday
    27
    January

    WWCDA Watercooler - January 2021

    Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM ET
    Join Us at the Next Watercooler Here’s another chance for social distance networking and a break from your day-to-day routine. As with our prior Watercooler sessions, participants will be randomly divided into small Zoom breakout rooms to network, share ideas, vent and laugh. Please RSVP. Participation is limited to WWCDA members. See you at the Watercooler. # NetworkingOpportunities

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  • Wednesday
    3
    February

    WatercoolerPLUS Presents: Part II -- PPP Loan Fraud Brainstorming Session

    Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
    On February 3, 2021, at 3 pm eastern, the WWCDA Thought Leadership Subcommittee will host the next WatercoolerPLUS session. This will be Part II of the PPP Loan Fraud Brainstorming Session, featuring a panel of WWCDA members who are currently handing criminal PPP loan fraud cases. We held Part I on January 7, 2021, with 100+ members in attendance. During this upcoming Part II session, we will be doing, a deep dive into the evidence that the government is collecting (and not collecting) in these cases, discussing plea and sentencing negotiations, and exploring some ideas about possible defenses. You do not need to have attended Part I to get something meaningful out of Part II. This is a live event open only to WWCDA members. It is not being recorded.

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  • Thursday
    4
    February

    Atlanta Chapter Crash

    Thursday, February 4, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET
    The Atlanta Chapter has been invited to Crash the Florida Chapter Connect. Join this Thursday February 4th from 6pm to 7pm for networking, professional and business support. Meet women from both Florida and Atlanta. Bring your favorite cocktail or mocktail and get to know our neighboring chapter members. Add a tag

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  • Thursday
    4
    February

    Florida Chapter Connect

    Thursday, February 4, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET
    Connect with Florida Chapter members for networking, professional, and business support. Add a tag

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  • Friday
    19
    February

    WWCDA Watercooler - February 2021

    Friday, February 19, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
    Take a break from your day to join us at the next Watercooler session. Special introduction from our Peru chapter, followed by virtual breakout rooms. Come network, re-connect, vent and laugh. Event limited to members only. See you at the Watercooler.

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  • Thursday
    25
    February

    WWCDA Poetry Cafe: A Black History Month Celebration of Poet Amanda Gorman

    Thursday, February 25, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
    The WWCDA Diversity Subcommittee invites you to celebrate Black History Month with words of reflection and hope as we discuss the poetry of Amanda Gorman – the 22-year-old poet from Los Angeles who performed at President Biden’s inauguration and is the first National Youth Poet Laureate of the United States. This Poetry Cafe will be an interactive event featuring discussion of three of Ms. Gorman’s poems, including her inauguration poem. You can share your favorite quotes, ask questions, or simply listen to the conversation—all WWCDA members are welcome and the program will be recorded for those who cannot join us live. We will circulate the text of the selected poems a few days before the event.

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  • Monday
    8
    March

    NC Chapter Virtual Meeting and Happy Hour

    Monday, March 8, 2021, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM ET
    Our virtual meeting and happy hour is March 8 beginning at 4:30PM. There should be an rsvp along with this event notice. If so, let me know if you can attend. If you need to join later, please feel free. Looking forward to it! Claire Join from the meeting link https://wbd-us.webex.com/wbd-us/j.php?MTID=m2f8a9cf13d10585a4c1c19a5929aa24c Join by meeting number Meeting number (access code): 133 720 5114 Meeting password: ipE3VRykn32 Tap to join from a mobile device (attendees only) +1-415-655-0001,,1337205114## US Toll Join by phone +1-415-655-0001 US Toll Global call-in numbers

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  • Wednesday
    10
    March

    Watercooler+ Presents....Bridge or Bulwark? Using “Bridgegate” to Keep Property Fraud In Its Lane

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
    Addressing quirky facts in a breezy style, the Supreme Court’s “Bridgegate” opinion ( Kelly v. U.S. ) may look like a curious eddy in the river of fraud jurisprudence. Diving into it, however, reveals a deep sub-structure carefully constructed on foundational property fraud principles. On March 10 at 1:00 p.m. EST, the WWCDA Thought Leadership Subcommittee will host a WaterCoolerPLUS to explore that foundation and discuss what the government can—and cannot—build on it. Hear directly from WWCDA members Lisa Mathewson , Nina Marino , and Dani James , who are using Kelly to resist expansive prosecution theories in cases ranging from “Varsity Blues” to securities fraud, DBE fraud, misapplication of funds, and more. This will be a true brainstorming session, and we hope you will join us to explore additional ways to use Kelly to block prosecutorial detours from the boundaries the Supreme Court keeps reaffirming. To accommodate WWCDA members around the globe, this session will be recorded and re-broadcast on March 11 th at 10:00 a.m. Central European Time / 5:00 p.m. Hong Kong Time (4:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time). Both the live session and the re-broadcast are open to members only.

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  • Wednesday
    10
    March

    Asia Pacific Regional leadership Virtual Gathering

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM CST
    ​ The #WWCDA Asia Pacific Regional Leadership team held an inaugural quarterly meeting on 10 March. Chapter leaders from all around the region – from Hong Kong SAR to Japan, Australia, and India – joined for a lively and productive discussion. Leaders shared information about their practice areas, how their respective WWCDA chapters in various countries are engaging with their members, plans for 2021, and possible ways to collaborate in future. Asia Pacific Regional Leader @Wendy Wysong (Steptoe & Johnson) chaired the session and attendees included members from Hong Kong SAR (@Mini vandePol (Baker McKenzie), @Kelly Austin (Gibson Dunn), @Cori Lable (Kirkland & Ellis), @Tatman Savio (Akin Gump), @Beth Junell (FTI Consulting), @Mavis Tan (Control Risks), @Cara O’Brien (Brunswick Group)); Japan (@ Emiko Ito (Alix Partners), @Kaede Toh (Latham & Watkins), @Kaori Hirose (Nishimura & Asahi)); Australia (@Scarlet Reid (McCullough Robertson), @Kirsten Scott (Clifford Chance)); and India (@Rupinder Malik (J. Sagar Associates), @Saguna Sodhi (EY)).

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  • Thursday
    18
    March

    Virtual General Meeting - WWCDA Swiss Chapter (external speaker: Julia Minkowski)

    Thursday, March 18, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CET
    The Virtual General Meeting of the WWCDA Swiss Chapter will be followed by a discussion with Julia Minkowski, partner with the law firm TEMIME in Paris (France). Julia Minkowski recently co-authored the book "L'avocat était une femme" with journalist Lisa Vignoli.

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  • Tuesday
    23
    March

    Conversation with Government & Health Care Fraud Supervisory AUSAs in EDPa

    Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BOT
    Join the WWCDA Philadelphia Chapter for a discussion with the the Deputy Assistant U.S. Attorneys in charge of affirmative civil fraud cases and criminal government and healthcare fraud prosecution. The conversation will be led by Virginia Gibson of Hogan Lovells, formerly FAUSA and Civil Chief in EDPA USAO, with Charlene Keller Fullmer, Deputy Chief, Affirmative Litigation, Civil Division, USAO EDPA and Mary Beth Leahy, Deputy Chief Health Care and Government Fraud, Criminal Division, USAO EDPA. Learn: How they find, pursue, and prioritize their work to recover on Civil False Claims Act claims. How they prosecute healthcare providers and others who defraud government programs in healthcare and beyond How they address the opioid crisis in our region.

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  • Monday
    29
    March

    WWCDA Watercooler - March 2021

    Monday, March 29, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
    Take a break from your day to join us at the next informal Watercooler session. This month we will shine our spotlight on the Atlanta chapter before heading to the virtual breakout rooms. Come network, re-connect, vent and laugh. Members only. We’ll see you at the Watercooler!

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  • Thursday
    1
    April

    Florida Chapter Connect

    Thursday, April 1, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ET
    Connect with Florida Chapter members for networking, professional, and business support. During this event we will have an important discussion about the Florida Chapter now accepting applications for endorsements of current and past WWCDA members who are candidates for nominations and appointments from the current administration. Add a tag

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  • Tuesday
    20
    April

    WWCDA Annual Attorney Meeting 2021

    Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
    Please join us for the 2021 WWCDA Annual Attorney Meeting on April 20, 2021 from 1pm-4pm EST. It will be a fun and interactive virtual event! This year's Annual Attorney Meeting will include a keynote by Preet Bharara, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, as well as an entertaining overview of the innovative WWCDA activities and initiatives around the world, inspiring speakers to help empower our members, a networking session to foster our unity, and a fun reception to celebrate our resilience (bring your favorite Quarantine!). All events are designed with our members in mind and finding new ways to connect and interact with each other.

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  • Wednesday
    21
    April

    WWCDA Annual Attorney Meeting 2021

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM ET
    Please join us for the 2021 WWCDA Annual Attorney Meeting April 21, 2021 from 7am to 10am EST to accommodate attorney members in the Asia Pacific chapters. It will be a fun and interactive virtual event! This year's Annual Attorney Meeting will include a keynote by Preet Bharara, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, as well as an entertaining overview of the innovative WWCDA activities and initiatives around the world, inspiring speakers to help empower our members, a networking session to foster our unity, and a fun reception to celebrate our resilience (bring your favorite Quarantine!). All events are designed with our members in mind and finding new ways to connect and interact with each other.

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  • Wednesday
    21
    April

    West Coast Regional WWCDA Meeting - Supreme Court Term Overview

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PT
    Please join us for a presentation by our featured guest speaker, Nicole A. Saharsky. Nicole has argued more cases in the U.S. Supreme Court than any other woman in the past decade (30 cases), and was recently featured in a Law360 article and video series entitled, “Will the Future of the Supreme Court Bar Be Female?” She is co-head of Mayer Brown's Supreme Court & Appellate Practice in Washington D.C., and previously served for ten years as an Assistant to the Solicitor General in the United States Department of Justice. Nicole will offer an overview of the issues to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court this Term. This event will be open to WWCDA West Coast members (Denver, Los Angeles, Oregon/Idaho, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Vancouver). It will be hosted by WWCDA’s San Diego Chapter, and offered on Jones Day’s Webex platform. Please pre-register for the event by using the link below.

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  • Wednesday
    21
    April

    WWCDA West Coast Meeting: Guest Nicole A. Saharsky Presents U.S. Supreme Court Overview

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PT
    Please join us for a presentation by our featured guest speaker, Nicole A. Saharsky. Nicole has argued more cases in the U.S. Supreme Court than any other woman in the past decade (30 cases), and was recently featured in a Law360 article and video series entitled, “Will the Future of the Supreme Court Bar Be Female?” She is co-head of Mayer Brown's Supreme Court & Appellate Practice in Washington D.C., and previously served for ten years as an Assistant to the Solicitor General in the United States Department of Justice. Nicole will offer an overview of the issues to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court this Term. This event will be open to WWCDA West Coast members (Denver, Los Angeles, Oregon/Idaho, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Vancouver). It will be hosted by WWCDA’s San Diego Chapter, and offered on Jones Day’s Webex platform. WWCDA West Coast chapter members may register for the event at the following link: https://jd.webex.com/jd/onstage/g.php?MTID=ec3acfd472d2d112e881c078f9e9f92dc

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  • Thursday
    6
    May

    Avocates et médias : les avocats mâles parlent-ils plus forts et sont-ils mieux entendus ?

    Thursday, May 6, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CET
    Discussion with Sylvain Besson (Tamedia) and Gilles Clémençon (RTS)

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  • Wednesday
    19
    May

    Florida Endorsement Meeting

    Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM ET
    Please join us to discuss the endorsement requests from former member Jackie Becerra for her application to fill a district court vacancy for the SDFL and current member Jacqueline Arango to fill the vacancy for US Attorney for the SDFL. It is important to have as many Florida members participating as we can. Hope to see you on the video conference. Susan & Alison

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  • Thursday
    20
    May

    Savvy Social Media - Intelligence Gathering and Personal Privacy Protection

    Thursday, May 20, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM CT
    Join us for an interactive discussion on tools and resources lawyers can use to mine social media to gather intelligence and comply with important privacy considerations. As a bonus, we will hear how you can protect your personal and family privacy online. Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 5:00 pm Central Time Speakers: Erin Taack, Senior Manager, Corporate Intelligence Services, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP Tyler Lewis, Principal, Cyber Risk Services, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP Emily Westridge Black, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP

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  • Wednesday
    26
    May

    WWCDA Wednesdays (topic TBC)

    Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM GMT

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  • Friday
    4
    June

    SFI Committee Meeting - June 2021

    Friday, June 4, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
    Join us for our monthly committee meeting https://zoom.us/j/95802177907

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  • Tuesday
    8
    June

    London Chapter - Breakfast Briefing

    Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM GMT
    Topic tbc

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  • Thursday
    10
    June

    SFI Connect: A Lawyer’s Place: weighing office space options for your practice - and your sanity

    Thursday, June 10, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PT
    The pandemic has left professionals in many industries reevaluating their use of office space: its functions, its drawbacks, and what might take its place. Join our panelists Meg Strickler and Lisa Mathewson for a directed discussion regarding the pros and cons of traditional office space and reimagining the workplace in a post-pandemic world. Join us on zoom: https://zoom.us/j/94555063011

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  • Thursday
    17
    June

    WWCDA Germany Chapter Lunch Meeting Serie: "Alles Clean? Geldwäschepflichten von Rechtsanwälten"

    Thursday, June 17, 2021, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM DE
    Liebe Germany WWCDA-Member, aus eins mach zwei! Sehr gerne setzen wir unsere gemeinsamen Lunch-Sessions am Donnerstag, dem 17. Juni 2021, um 12:30 Uhr mit folgendem spannenden Event (Zoom-Meeting) fort: Alles Clean? – Geldwäschepflichten von Rechtsanwälten Nach ihrem binnen weniger Stunden ausgebuchten Online-Event bei der Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt kommen wir in den Genuss einer kleinen, kompakten Privat-Session. „For WWCDAlerinnen only“ werden die beiden Referentinnen und Rechtsanwältinnen Stefanie Schott und Eva Racky ( http://www.strafverteidigung-ffm.com/index.php?id=6&no_cache=1#c5011 ) zu den GWG-Pflichten und Informationsmöglichkeiten der Rechtsanwälte sowie zur Aufsicht durch die Rechtsanwaltskammern vortragen. Gerne möchten wir die Möglichkeit nutzen, uns mit Euch zu bisherigen Erfahrungen und akuten Fragestellungen in diesem Kontext auszutauschen. Wir freuen uns daher auf Eure rege Teilnahme! Nicole, Judith & Julia

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  • Friday
    9
    July

    SFI Committee Meeting - July 2021

    Friday, July 9, 2021, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PT
    Join us for the July SFI Committee: https://zoom.us/j/94523274204

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  • Thursday
    22
    July

    SFI Connect: Persuasive Advocacy: Witness Preparation Using Psychodrama and Other Techniques

    Thursday, July 22, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PT
    Our panelists Ashley Adams and Cyndie Giacchetti will provide insights into witness preparation and presentation and thinking outside the box when developing trial strategy. The presentation will provide creative methods for telling your witness’s story, especially if that witness is your client, including using the psychodrama technique for witness preparation. Please join us on zoom: https://zoom.us/j/92951958965

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  • Friday
    10
    September

    SFI Committee Meeting - September 2021

    Friday, September 10, 2021, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PT
    Join us for the September SFI Committee Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/97897729501

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  • Friday
    5
    November

    SFI Committee Meeting - November 2021

    Friday, November 5, 2021, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PT
    Join us for the November SFI Committee Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/92156926909

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