The Atlanta Chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association launched in 2015 and is comprised of a group of experienced litigators who regularly represent corporations and individuals in criminal, civil, administrative and appellate proceedings arising out of federal and state investigations, and who routinely advise clients on effective compliance strategies to avoid or remediate a government investigation.
Metro Atlanta is one of the fastest growing areas in the United States and has the 10th largest GDP in the country. The area is home to 5.3 million people and more than 148,000 businesses, including the headquarters of 26 FORTUNE 1000 companies. Metro Atlanta has been recognized as an international gateway and leader in a multitude of industries, including global logistics, bioscience, financial services, healthcare, information technology and data, architecture and engineering.
The members of the Atlanta Chapter include former high-ranking government officials from, among other agencies, the SEC, DOJ, and the US Attorneys’ offices with specialties such as antitrust, anti-corruption and compliance, cybercrime, government contracting, healthcare, securities, and tax, among others.
The Atlanta Chapter provides women lawyers and legal consultants opportunities to build and strengthen their professional networks, and to leverage their contacts and referral sources. We also train and mentor young women who have expressed a desire to build a white collar defense practice. In coordination with the Association’s national membership, Atlanta women hope to build relationships that raise their profiles as well as those of women in white collar globally. The Atlanta chapter plans to meet four to six times per year for social and networking events and substantive CLE programs. We also encourage members to get together informally to share experiences and practice developments and to support each others’ achievements.