2019 WWCDA Awards

December 3rd, 2019 | Washington, D.C.
The Sunset Room By Wolfgang Puck (Minutes from downtown Wash, D.C.)
137 National Plaza #200
National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Recognizing Champions in White Collar Practice, Including Defense, Government Enforcement, Investigations, and Compliance.

2019 WWCDA Award Winners

  • The WWCDA Champion Award - Mary Jo White
  • The Laurie A. Miller Leadership Award for the Advancement of Women in White Collar Defense - Joan McPhee
  • The WWCDA Group Award - The Olympus Corporation of the Americas
  • The Catherine O'Neil Mentoring Award, Sponsored by King & Spalding: Emily Ward

Master of Ceremonies

Former Deputy Attorney General - Sally Yates

Schedule of Events

  • 6pm - VIP Reception
  • 7pm - General Reception
  • 8pm Dinner and Awards Ceremony


2019 Award Recipients

Mary Jo White

Mary Jo White - Winner of the 2019 Champion Award

Olympus Corporation of Americas

Olympus Corporation of Americas - Winner of the 2019 WWCDA Group Award

Joan McPhee

Joan McPhee - Winner of the 2019 WWCDA Miller Leadership Award

Emily Ward

Emily Ward - Winner of the 2019 Catherine M. O’Neil Mentoring Award


The WWCDA sincerely thanks the sponsors of the Inaugural WWCDA Awards Dinner Gala:

Champions Sponsors

Barnes & Thornburg
Chilivis, Cochran, Larkins and Bever

Premier Sponsors

Akin Gump
Alix Partners
Baker Botts
Debevoise & Plimpton

Supporting Sponsors

  • Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
  • Deloitte
  • Forensic Risk Alliance
  • FTI Consulting, Inc.
  • K&L Gates LLP
  • Miller & Chevalier
  • Olympus Corporation of the Americas
  • Ropes & Gray LLC
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • Alvarez and Marsal
  • BDO
  • Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
  • Bruch Hanna LLP
  • Cornerstone
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Lowenstein & Sandler LLP
  • KaiserDillon PLLC
  • Miles Stockbridge P.C.
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • Treliant