The Women’s White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA) promotes the common business and professional interests of women attorneys who specialize in the representation of corporations, other organizations and individuals facing government enforcement actions (criminal, civil, regulatory, and administrative), and in internal investigations, compliance and ethics matters. WWCDA promotes diversity in the legal profession, organizes business activities to facilitate networking and business development opportunities for women in the practice, and provides educational programming focused on the defense of government enforcement actions and internal investigations, compliance and ethics issues. WWCDA also promotes the common interests of women consulting professionals who specialize in the same field and offer support services and referral opportunities to attorneys in the practice.
The Women’s White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA) has chapters throughout the world that welcome as members women attorney private practitioners primarily practicing in the area of White Collar Defense and Investigations, defined as those who specialize in the representation of corporations, other organizations and individuals facing government enforcement actions (criminal, civil, regulatory, and administrative), and in internal investigations, compliance and ethics matters. To become a member of a WWCDA Chapter, the woman must join a chapter in the same area as her work address. Although private practitioners of all seniority levels may apply to become members, some chapters and some events may be limited to senior attorneys in White Collar Defense and Investigations in order to facilitate the strength and growth of our professional support and referral network. Many WWCDA chapters also welcome as members women professionals who are consultants specializing in the White Collar Defense and Investigations field and offer support services and referral opportunities to attorneys in the practice. However, as WWCDA is primarily an organization for women attorneys in private practice, membership of women consulting professionals may be limited in number and to senior-level women from the consulting firm’s regional office where a WWDCA chapter exist that allows consultants as members. For chapters that do not permit membership of consultants or junior law firm attorneys, “non-member affiliate” status may be available that allows for limited participation in chapter and WWCDA activities.WWCDA Sponsors who are not otherwise a member or non-member affiliate, may be able to participate in certain WWCDA activities. See details at Become A Sponsor on wwcda.org. Some WWCDA events may be limited to private practitioner members only.
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