Past Events

2019 Annual Attorney Meeting

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The 2019 WWCDA Annual Attorney Meeting was a big success! More than 200 members from the U.S. and multiple other countries attended the day and a half event. The Windsor Court Hotel provided a beautiful backdrop to the meeting and the Mardi Gras festivities were an extra bonus.

The plenary session kicked off with members of the WWCDA leadership describing the organization’s accomplishments over the past year as well as previewing the exciting upcoming events for 2019, such as the First Annual Awards Gala Dinner scheduled for December 3, 2019 in the Washington, DC area.

Following the business meeting, the members learned business development and networking tips from Debra Baker, Managing Director of GrowthPlay. The day ended with the always-popular networking cocktail reception and dinner. Deborah Harris, Chief of the Environmental Crimes Division at the Department of Justice was the dinner speaker. She provided an informative update on the initiatives and current policies of the department.

The meeting concluded on Wednesday morning with a lively and thought-provoking panel discussion with U.S. District Court Judge Jane Margaret Triche Milazzo of the Eastern District of Louisiana, Madeleine Landrieu, Dean of the Loyola School of New Orleans School of Law, P.K. Scheerle, CEO/Chair of the Board of GIFTED Healthcare, and Lisa Diaz, Associate General Counsel of Litigation, Investigations and Regulatory Enforcement at Northern Trust.

The attendees left with new skills, new friends, and goals for the upcoming year. The next Annual Meeting will be in San Diego, CA on March 10-11, 2020.