Previous Speakers


Global Enforcement & Compliance Program pt. 4, Washington, D.C. / Virtual - December 6, 2023

  • Gurbir Grewal, Director Division of Enforcement, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Molly Moser, Acting Chief Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section (MLARS) Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Doha Mekki, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Henry Liu, Director of Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission
  • Ian McGinley, Director of Enforcement, Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Awards Gala (Washington, D.C.) - November 28, 2023

  • Lisa O. Monaco, Deputy Attorney General, United States Department of Justice
  • The Honorable Beryl A. Howell, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Kathy Ruemmler, Chief Legal Officer Goldman Sachs, Former White House Counsel
  • Loretta Lynch, Former U.S. Attorney General, Partner, Paul Weiss
  • Juliette W. Pryor, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary, Lowe's
  • Cynthia Randall, Deputy General Counsel and Head of Litigation, Microsoft
  • Patricia Brown Holmes, Managing Partner, Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP
  • Steve Reed, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, BrightSpring Health Services
  • Heather Elliott, Professor of Law, University of Alabama

Global Enforcement & Compliance Program pt. 3, Washington, D.C. / Virtual - October 11, 2023

  • Denise Barnes, Partner Honigman LLP
  • Jennifer Short, Partner, Blank Rome LLP
  • Jamie Ann Yavelberg, Director of the Fraud Section in the Commercial Litigation Branch of the DOJ Civil Division
  • Ellen London, Moderator, Shareholder, London & Stout

Annual Fall London Luncheon and Panel - October 10, 2023

  • Claire Cross, Partner, Corker Binning
  • Alison Geary, Partner, Mischon De Reya LLP
  • Ilene Jaroslaw, Partner, Elliot Kwok Levine & Jaroslaw
  • Judith Seddon, Partner, Dechert LLP

Global Enforcement Series pt. 2 & London Summer Reception - June 21, 2023

  • Freya Page, Head of Guidance, Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI)
  • Jessica Medhurst, HM Treasury, Sanctions and Illicit Finance Unit
  • Abigail Culank, Deputy Director, Sanctions Directorate Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Linda Minsker, Director, Office of Enforcement Analysis, Bureau of Industry and Security U.S. Department of Commerce and Lauren Sun, Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Department of Treasury, OFAC.

Watercooler+, Boston/Virtual - May 1, 2023 

  • Dr. Elliott Jenkins, Forensic and Clinical Psychologist
  • Dr. Jhilam Biswas, Director, Psychiatry, Law and Society Program (PLSP) Co-Director, Harvard Mass General Brigham Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship
  • Arden O'Connor, Founder CEO, O'Connor Professional Group

Watercooler+, Missouri/Virtual - April 14, 2023

  • Monika Bickert, Head of Global Policy Management, Meta Annual

Annual Meeting, Miami - February 28 - March 1, 2023

  • 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, 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

Diversity Committee: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 2.0, Virtual - January 19, 2023

  • Chasity Henry, Deputy General Counsel and VP of Jacobs
  • Leticia Hernandez, Corporate Counsel, Microsoft
  • Stacey Guillen, Business Development, Kanarys


Global Enforcement Series pt. 4, (Washington, D.C.) - December 13, 2022

  • Claire Murray, Vice Chair of the US Sentencing Commission
  • Stacy Bogert, Associate Director of the Division of Enforcement at the US Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Deborah Connor, Former Chief of the Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section (MLARS) of the US Department of Justice, now Partner in Morrison & Foerster’s Investigations and White Collar Defense Group
  • Steven Fitzpatrick, Senior Attorney in the Proceeds of Crime and International Assistance Division, UK Serious Fraud Office

Awards Gala (Washington, D.C.) - November 29, 2022

  • U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson
  • Lisa Osofsky, Director of the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO)
  • Loretta Lynch, Former U.S. Attorney General, Master of Ceremonies
  • Sally Q. Yates, Former U.S. Deputy Attorney General, Partner, King & Spalding
  • Jamie S. Gorelick, Former U.S. Deputy Attorney General, Partner, WilmerHale
  • Chief Judge Beryl Howell, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Matthew Barton, General Counsel, Petrofac
  • Ellen S. Podgor, Professor, Stetson University College of Law
  • Zach Fardon, Chair of Government Matters Group, King & Spalding, Former U.S. Attorney for the N.D. III

Watercooler+: Gender Pay Gap (Virtual) - November 16, 2022

  • Meredith Frank, Partner, Major, Lindsay & Africa

ABA Lunch & Panel Discussion (London) - October 11, 2022

  • Dana Denis-Smith, Founder of the First 100 Years Project
  • Judy Krieg, Head of Fraud and Corruption Division B, UK Serious Fraud Office

Global Enforcement Series pt. 3, (New York) - October 11, 2022

  • Lisa Miller, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Fraud and Appellate Sections, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Crystal Jezierski, Former Senior Vice President Global Ethics at Walmart

Global Enforcement Series pt. 2, (London) - June 22, 2022

  • Lauren Kootman, Assistant Chief, Corporate Enforcement, Compliance & Policy Unit, DOJ Fraud Section
  • Sara Chouraqi, Joint Head of Fraud, Bribery and Corruption
  • Vanessa Sisti, UK Serious Fraud Office, DOJ Assistant Chief (on detail)
  • Terrie Segura, Zimmer Biomet, Global Compliance Investigations, Vice President
  • Michaela Ahlberg, Getinge, Compliance & Ethics Specialist

Global Enforcement Series pt. 1, (Washington, D.C./Virtual) - April 11, 2022

  • Kenneth Polite, AAG for DOJ Criminal Division
  • Jonathan Kanter, AAG for DOJ Antitrust
  • Hampton Dellinger, AAG for DOJ Office of Legal Policy 
  • Holly Vedova, FTC Enforcement Director, Bureau of Competition
  • Gurbir Grewal, SEC Enforcement Director
  • Anne Milgram, DEA Administrator

Watercooler+, Virtual - April 7, 2022

  • Zahra Damji, Deputy Editor and Research Manager, Chambers USA


Awards Gala, Virtual - December 7, 2021

  • Leslie R. Caldwell, Former Assistant Attorney General (Master of Ceremonies)
  • Kent Walker, Google Chief Legal Officer
  • Jennifer Zachary, Merck General Counsel
  • Donald B. Verrilli Jr., Former U.S. Solicitor General (Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson)
  • Loretta E. Lynch, Former U.S. Attorney General (Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison)
  • Mary Jo White, Former SEC Chair (Senior Chair, Debevoise & Plimpton)
  • Andrew Ceresney, Former SEC Director of Enforcement (Co-Chair of the Litigation, Debevoise & Plimpton)
  • Karen Patton Seymour, Former General Counsel of Goldman Sachs (Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell and Member of its Management Committee)
  • Dean David Meyer, Tulane University Law School

Annual Meeting, Virtual - April 21, 2021

  • 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

Diversity Committee, Virtual - April 14, 2021

  • George Gascon, Los Angeles County District Attorney
  • Diana Becton, Contra Costa County District Attorney
  • Alisa Blair, Special Advisor to the Los Angeles County District Attorney

Diversity Committee, Virtual - March 30, 2021

  • U.S. Senator Cory Booker
  • Congressman Andy Kim
  • Attorney General Gurbir Grewal
  • Governor's Counsel Parimal Garg

Watercooler+, Virtual - January 26, 2021

  • Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, then-U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Columbia
  • Sarah R. Saldaña, former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas (Dallas) and former director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Carmen Ortiz, former U.S. 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


Awards Gala, Virtual - December 1, 2020

  • Eric Holder, former U.S. Attorney General
  • Mary Joe White, former SEC Chair
  • David Solomon, CEO of Goldman Sachs, the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Salesforce
  • Nina Totenberg, NPR Correspondent, Legal Affairs
  • Loretta E. Lynch, Former Attorney General
  • Karen P. Seymour, Partner Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • Aviva Gilbert, Partner Farella Braun + Martel LLP
  • Kim Bullard, Elton John keyboardist (performance of a song he wrote for WWCDA, sung by Cece Bullard)

Watercooler+, Virtual - October 10, 2020

  • Judge Allison Dale Burroughs, U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Massachusetts

Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA - March 10-11, 2020 (Cancelled due to Covid)

  • Rachel Brand, Walmart, Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer; Former U.S. Associate Attorney General
  • Michelle Banks, Global General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, GAP, Inc.; Barker Gilmore Senior Advisor
  • Hui Chen, Compliance Consultant, HC Ethics LLC; Former Compliance Counsel Expert, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Mark Filip, Former U.S. Deputy Attorney General and Kirkland & Ellis Partner
  • Rita Garnto, Simple Self-Care by Rita, Stress Management Educator
  • Barbara Pinson Lash, Lash Legacy III, Inc., Professional Executive & Media Coach

Washington, D.C. - January 29, 2020

  • Jessie K. Liu, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia


Awards Gala, Washington, D.C - December 3, 2019

  • Sally Q. Yates, Former Acting U.S. Attorney General (Master of Ceremonies)
  • Jeffrey Pash, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, National Football League
  • Wick Sollers, Partner, Global Chair of Government Matters practice, King & Spalding
  • Robert T. Grand, Managing Partner, Barnes & Thornburg

Washington, D.C. - October 30, 2019

  • Mara Senn, Senior Investigator/Senior Litigation Specialist, Integrity Vice Presidency, World Bank at FTI

Washington, D.C. - September 25, 2019

  • Laura Terrell, Deputy General Counsel, FTI Consulting, Inc. at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Washington, D.C. - April 24, 2019

  • Deborah L. Harris, Chief of the Environmental Crimes Section, DOJ Environment and Natural Resources Division at Katten Muchin Rosenman

Washington, D.C. - March 27, 2019

  • Tracy D. McCormick, First Assistant, United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Virginia

Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA - March 5-6, 2019

  • Deborah Harris, Chief of the Environmental Crimes Division at the U.S. Department of Justice 
  • Judge Jane Margaret Trich Milazzo, U.S. District Court Judge, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • Madeleine Landrieu, Dean, 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 and Regulatory Enforcement at Northern Trust
  • Debra Baker, Managing Director, GrowthPlay

Washington, D.C. - January 30, 2019

  • Deborah Connor, Chief, Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section, U.S. Department of Justice


Washington, D.C. - October 30, 2018

  • Kerri Ruttenberg, Author, Images with Impact: Design and Use of Winning Trial Visuals

Washington, D.C. - September 26, 2018

  • Carrie Johnson, NPR Justice Correspondent

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer Reception, Palo Alto, CA - September 25, 2018

  • Julie Gruber, Chief Legal Officer at Gap, Inc.
  • Leslie Caldwell, Former, DOJ, Chief of Criminal Division
  • Sally Q. Yates, Former, Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice

Washington, D.C. - April 25, 2018

  • Sandra Moser, Acting Chief, DOJ Fraud Section

Washington, D.C. - March 28, 2018

  • Melissa Boyle Mahle, former field operative for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and expert on the Middle East and counterterrorism

Annual Meeting - March 4-5, 2018

  • Kathy Ruemmler, Former, White House Counsel
  • Hon. Beryl Howell, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Washington, D.C. - January 31, 2018

  • Carol Leonnig, Washington Post, Pulitzer Price for Secret Service Reporting and currently covering the Special Counsel Mueller Russia Investigation


Washington, D.C. - October 30, 2017

  • Brooksley Born, Retired Partner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer and former Chair of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

Louisiana - September 27, 2017

  • Kimberly Dunne – “Trial Talk”

Washington, D.C. - September 27, 2017

  • Vicki Kennedy, Senior Counsel at Greenberg Traurig and Co-Founder & President of Board, Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate

Louisiana - July 26, 2017

  • Hon. Samantha Jessner & Angela Machala (Vice Chair LACBA Judicial Appointments Committee)

Louisiana - June 28, 2017

  • Professor Laurie Levenson

Louisiana - April 27, 2017

  • Retired US Probation Officer Kent Costley

Washington, D. C. - April 26, 2017

  • Honorable Carolyn Lerner, former Special Counsel in the U.S. Office of Special Counsel

Annual Meeting, Ft Lauderdale, Florida - March 7, 2017

  • Leslie Caldwell, former DOJ Criminal Division Chief

Louisiana - March 1, 2017

  • Hon. Dolly M. Gee

Washington, D.C. - February 22, 2017

  • Mara Senn, trial attorney at the Kleptocracy Initiative of the Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section of DOJ's Criminal Division



  • U.S. District Court Judge Allison Burroughs, District of Massachusetts
  • Judge Heidi Brieger, Massachusetts Superior Court

Washington, D.C. - October 26, 2016

  • Leslie Caldwell, Chief of the Criminal Division at DOJ

Louisiana - September 28, 2016

  • Jennifer Lentz Snyder, DDA, Head Deputy, Healthcare Fraud Division

    (Jonathan Club)

Washington, D.C. - September 28, 2016

  • Robert Amsterdam – who currently represents the Republic of Turkey in its global investigation of the U.S. resident cleric Fethullah Gülen

Louisiana - May 25, 2016

  • Judge Beverly Reid O’Connell – United States District Court Judge

Louisiana - April 27, 2016

  • The Impact of Justice Scalia's Absence on Criminal Cases Pending Before the Supreme Court -- Speaker’s: Prof. Laurie Levenson and L.A. Superior Court Judge Michael Raphael

Louisiana - January 27, 2016

  • National Security and the Central District of California Speaker:  Ms. Patricia Donahue



  • M. Page Kelly, U.S. Magistrate Judge, District of Massachusetts
  • Kimberly West, Criminal Bureau Chief, Massachusetts Attorney’s General’s Office
  • Cynthia Young, Criminal Division Chief, U.S. Attorney’s Office for District of Massachusetts

Washington, D.C. - September 30, 2015

  • William Baer, Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust

Louisiana - January 28, 2015

  • Hilary Potashner, Federal Public Defender

Washington, D.C. - January 28, 2015

  • Jennifer O'Connor, Deputy White House Counsel



  • U.S. District Court Chief Judge Patti B. Saris, District of Massachusetts; Chair, U.S. Sentencing Commission

Louisiana - October 29, 2014

  • Valerie Flores, General Counsel, City Attorney’s Office

Washington, D.C. - October 29, 2014

  • Carol Leonnig – Carol is a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative staff writer for the Washington Post.  She recently covered news about NSA surveillance based on the disclosures by Edward Snowden and broke the story of the scandal involving Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell.  Most recently, she broke the story of security lapses by the Secret Service.
  • Carrie Johnson – Carrie is a correspondent for NPR’s Washington Desk who covers justice issues for NPR’s flagship programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered, as well as newscasts and  Carrie has received numerous journalism awards and has been a finalist for the Loeb award for financial journalism and the Pulitzer Prize (for team coverage of the massacre at Fort Hood, TX).
  • Sari Horwitz - Sari covers the Justice Department for the Washington Post.  She is a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner (for stories involving neglected children in the DC foster care system, police shootings, and the Virginia Tech shooting).  Sari is the co-author of two books:  Sniper: Inside the Hunt for the Killers Who Terrorized the Nation and Finding Chandra: A True Washington Murder Mystery.

Louisiana - September 24, 2014

  • Stephanie Yonekura, Acting US Attorney for the Central District of California

Washington, D.C. - September 24, 2014

  • Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan

Louisiana - May 28, 2014

  • Michele W. Layne, Securities & Exchange Commission, Regional Director, Division of Enforcement

Louisiana - April 30, 2014

  • Barbara Natterson Horowitz, MD – Professor at UCLA Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Washington, D.C. - April 30, 2014

  • Mary Jo White, Chair of the SEC

Washington, D.C. - March 26, 2014

  • Laurie Fulton, former Ambassador in Denmark

Louisiana - January 29, 2014

  • Jacqueline Nguyen, 9th Circuit Judge

Washington, D.C. - January 29, 2014

  • Marina Ein, a veteran crisis manager and public relations executive.  As the president of a premier communications boutique, Ein Communications

2013 - 1999

Louisiana - October 30, 2013

  • U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte, Asst. DA William Hodgman, Asst. DA Joey Esposito

Washington, D.C. - October 30, 2013

  • Crisis Management (panel) – Tracy Schmaler (ASGK Public Strategies), Christopher Dorval (Dorval Strategies), Thomas McCoy (O’Melveny) and Jonathan Sallet (O’Melveny)

Louisiana - September 25, 2013

  • Across The Aisle: A Get Together with AUSAs

Washington, D.C. - September 25, 2013

  • Andrew Weissmann, General Counsel at the FBI

Louisiana - May 29, 2013

  • Laurie Levenson, Loyola Law School, re: Media Relations

Washington, D.C. - April 24, 2013

  • Kathy Ruemmler, White Counsel

Louisiana - January 30, 2013

  • Former District Court Judge Lourdes Baird

Washington, D.C. - March 30, 2011

  • Karen Tandy, former DEA Administrator and now SVP for Public Affairs and Government Relations at Motorola

Washington, D.C. - January 26, 2011

  • Elisse B. Walter, SEC Commissioner

Washington, D.C. - April 28, 2010

  • Pascale Dubois, Sanctions Evaluation and Suspension Officer for The World Bank

Washington, D.C. - March 31, 2010

  • Eldie Acheson, General Counsel of Amtrak

Washington, D.C. - January 27, 2010

  • Lisa Monaco, Associate Deputy General at DOJ

Washington, D.C. - May 20, 2009

  • Beth Nolan, Vice President, General Counsel of George Washington University

Washington, D.C. - April 29, 2009

  • Alice Fisher, former Chief of the Criminal Division at U.S. Department of Justice

Washington, D.C. - March 16, 2009

  • Irv Nathan, General Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives

Washington, D.C. - January 28, 2009

  • Laurie Miller & Francine Friedeman

Washington, D.C. - September 24, 2008

  • Valerie Caproni, General Counsel, FBI

Washington, D.C. - April 30, 2008

  • Beryl Howell, Stroz Friedberg & Marie Lerner, Fulbright & Jaworski

Washington, D.C. - January 30, 2008

  • Nancy Lesser, Principal of Pax ADR LLC

Washington, D.C. - September 26, 2007

  • Beth Wilkinson, General Counsel at Fannie Mae

Washington, D.C. - September 27, 2006

  • Linda Chatman Thomsen, Director of the SEC Division of Enforcement

Washington, D.C. - January 25, 2006

  • Joanne Jordan and 2 Colleagues, Navigant Consulting

Washington, D.C. - December 1, 2004

  • Lucinda Low, Steptoe

Washington, D.C. - July 28, 2004

  • Kristin Koehler, Sidley Austin, LLP

Washington, D.C. - June 30, 2004

  • Lisa Kuca

Washington, D.C. - May 26, 2004

  • Paula Desio, US Sentencing Commission

Washington, D.C. - January 28, 2004

  • Valerie E. Caproni, General Counsel at the FBI

Washington, D.C. - December 3, 2003

  • Jane Barrett, Blank Rome LLP

Washington, D.C. - October 29, 2003

  • Nancy Grunberg, Venable LLP

Washington, D.C. - July 30, 2003

  • Elizabeth Brinkmann, Counsel at Morrison & Foerster, LLP

Washington, D.C. - June 25, 2003

  • Leslie Caldwell, Director of the Enron Task Force at U.S. Department of Justice

Washington, D.C. - May 28, 2003

  • Beryl Howell, General Counsel at Stroz Friedberg (former General Counsel to U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy)

Washington, D.C. - April 30, 2003

  • Mary Karen WILLS, CAP, Partner at Beers & Cutler

Washington, D.C. - March 26, 2003

  • Alice Fisher, Deputy Assistant General of the Criminal Division at the the U.S. Department of Justice

Washington, D.C. - April 25, 2001

  • Pierre Thomas, ABC and formerly of CNN

Washington, D.C. - November 9, 2000

  • Pete Williams, NBC News Justice Department Correspondent

Washington, D.C. - December 20, 1999

  • Janet Reno, U.S. Attorney General (Luncheon - the launch of WWCDA)