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Who Is the Women’s White Collar Defense Association?

The Women’s White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA) is a coalition of women attorneys and other professionals who specialize in the white collar criminal defense field. These women are members of WWCDA chapters around the world and focus their practices on representing corporations, other organizations and individuals facing government enforcement actions (criminal, civil, regulatory, and administrative), and in internal investigations, compliance and ethics matters. Many of the WWCDA chapter members previously served in government positions and in corporate roles. Notable members include former corporate General Counsels and Chief Compliance Officers, as well as former prosecutors and high ranking government officials.

The Association exists to provide:

  • networking opportunities and business development for the chapter members
  • substantive and educational resources
  • a forum to hear from government officials and the private sector
  • a clearing house for discussion of pressing white collar bar issues
  • a vehicle for information sharing related to job openings and other items of interest.

WWCDA Goals

  • Promote diversity in the legal profession and in the legal fields of criminal, civil, regulatory, and administrative enforcement, as well as internal investigations, compliance and ethics.
  • Provide networking and business development opportunities for our members and participants in their local markets, as well as nationally and internationally.
  • Develop educational programming focused on the legal fields of criminal, civil, regulatory, and administrative enforcement, as well as internal investigations, compliance and ethics.
  • Facilitate collaboration and communication among our members and participants.
  • Develop resources to assist our members and participants.

Fast Facts

  • The WWCDA was founded in 1999 to address a lack of women in the white collar field and in existing professional white collar organizations.

  • WWCDA promotes the common business and professional interests of women attorneys and other professionals who specialize white collar defense. WWCDA initiatives facilitate women connecting, collaborating, and advancing in white collar defense around the world.

  • The WWCDA has more than 2,000 members throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific, our chapters are organized by city, state, region or country.

  • The WWCDA has 42 chapters: Washington, D.C., New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, New Orleans, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Denver, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle, Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, North Carolina, Tennessee/Alabama, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Oregon/Idaho, Puerto Rico, London, Ireland, France, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Toronto, Vancouver, Brazil, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia and India.

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Leadership and Executive Committee

To connect with a member of the leadership and executive committee for a media interview, please contact Kelsey Eidbo at KelseyE@InfiniteGlobal.com.

Karen A. Popp
Global Chair and Co-Founder

Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Susan Bozorgi
Global Vice Chair
Partner, Bozorgi Law, PLLC

Jessica Nall
Global Vice Chair
Partner, Farella, Braun + Martel, LLP

Kristin Graham Koehler
WWCDA Global Secretary
Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Theresa Trzaskoma
Vice Chair of Executive Committee
Partner, Sher Tremonte LLP

Meredith Auten
Vice Chair for East Coast
Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Jamila Hall
Vice Chair for East Coast
Partner, Jones Day

Kit Addleman
Vice Chair for Midwest
Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP

Wendy Berman
Vice Chair for Midwest
Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Pam Johnston
Vice Chair for West Coast
Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

Kristen Winemiller
Vice Chair for West Coast
Partner, Pacific Northwest Law LLP

Muriel Goldberg-Darmon
Vice Chair for Europe & Latin America
Partner, Cohen & Gresser LLP

Joanelle O’Cleirigh
Vice Chair for Europe & Latin America
Partner, Arthur Cox

Wendy Wysong
Vice Chair for Asia Pacific
Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Media Contacts

Kelsey Eidbo
Client Supervisor, Infinite Global

External PR Contact
+1 415 732 7804
kelseye@infiniteglobal.com

Nisha Chandran

Associate, Sidley Austin LLP
Member, WWCDA PR Committee
+1 213 896 6038
nchandran@sidley.com

Images & Graphics

For headshots of WWCDA members or event photos, please contact Kelsey Eidbo at KelseyE@InfiniteGlobal.com.