Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Chapter of the Women’s White Collar Criminal Defense Association formalizes what has been for years an informal networking group of white collar women practitioners. Our members individually have significant depth of experience and nationally-recognized talent but we recognize and appreciate the value and impact of supporting each other and networking together. Our chapter consists of partners, counsel, attorneys from boutique firms, and consultants.

The group meets on an ad hoc basis, generally quarterly, with the inclusion of associates at certain events during the year. Members are encouraged to be active in the referral network and to use the group as a resource for information and advice on white collar topics.


Founded: 2011


Nina Marino, Kaplan & Marino – Chapter Co-Leader, Tel: (310) 557-0007

Pamela Johnston, Foley & Lardner LLP – Chapter Co-Leader, Tel: (213) 972-4632

Cheryl L. O'Connor, Jones Day – Chapter Co-Leader, Tel: (949) 553.7505

Rasha Gerges Shields, Jones Day – Secretary, Tel: (213) 243.2719

Erin Coleman, Zweiback, Fiset & Coleman LLP – Social Media Coordinator, Tel: (213) 266.5173