The Chicago Chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association launched in June 2012 to an enthusiastic membership of Chicago’s women lawyers and legal consultants whose primary practice area is white collar criminal and government enforcement defense. The Group has successfully convened regular quarterly networking events since its 2012 inception.

Our simple mission is to provide regular opportunities for Chicago’s women in white collar defense to build and broaden their network of professional contacts and referral sources within the white collar space. The Group also created a Referral Directory containing member biographies and contact information to serve as a desktop resource when opportunities for referrals arise.

Chicago looks forward to working closely with the National group and other City Leaders to help bridge relationships between our practices and theirs.


The Chicago Chapter accepts Law Firm Attorney Members and Consultant Members as defined:  

Law Firm Attorney Member: 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.   

Consultant Member: Women professionals who work at consulting firms (or non-attorney professionals who work at law firms), specialize in the White Collar Defense and Investigations field, and who otherwise qualify under the WWCDA membership criteria and offer support services and referral opportunities to attorneys in the practice. 

Some WWCDA and chapter events may be limited to women attorney private practitioner (law firm attorney) members only.  

All Members must have their primary work address in the same location as our chapter. 

Apply for membership today. 

Chapter Leadership

Note: Chapter leaders are listed alphabetical by last name.

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Chapter Leader
(312) 609-7514
Vedder Price, P.C.
Chicago, IL
United States
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Chapter Secretary
(312) 368-3484
DLA Piper
Chicago, IL
United States
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Vice Chair of North
America Midwest
312.269.4169 work
Jones Day
Chicago, IL
United States