Chapters

New York

The New York Chapter of the Women's White Collar Defense Association was founded in 2000 and provides a forum for experienced women white collar defense lawyers to gather and discuss issues of significance in the white collar field. We meet several times a year and also host events open to the public. Our members are partners and senior level lawyers who regularly practice white collar criminal and regulatory defense and have at least ten years of substantive experience.

The New York Chapter is chaired by Nicole W. Friedlander, a partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, and Theresa Trzaskoma, a partner at Sher Tremonte LLP. We also have a Secretary, Amanda Shami, an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Social Media Coordinator, Ilene Jaroslaw, Partner at Phillips Nizer LLP, and Program Coordinator, Jillian Berman, Partner at Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP.

We have partnered with the New York City Bar Association’s Women in the Legal Profession Committee and serve as its subcommittee. We hold our meetings at the City Bar. If you are interested in becoming a member of the New York Chapter, you will also need to become a member of the City Bar Subcommittee. You can apply online through the City Bar’s website, or you can email Amanda Shami directly at shamia@sullcrom.com.

CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA

The New York Chapter accepts Law Firm Attorney Members, Law Firm Attorney Affiliates, and Consultant Affiliates as defined:  

Law Firm Attorney Member: Senior 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. Must have been in practice for more than 10 years.  

Law Firm Attorney Affiliate: Same definition as Law Firm Attorney Member but for women who have been in the practice for 10 years or less.  The affiliate status will permit you to participate in certain activities of the chapter and WWCDA. 

Consultant Affiliate: Women professionals who work at consulting firms (or non-attorney professionals who work at law firms) and 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.  The affiliate status will permit you to participate in certain activities of the chapter and WWCDA. 

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

All Members and Affiliates 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
212-558-4332
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
New York, NY
United States
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Chapter Social
Media Coordinator
212-841-1343 work
Phillips Nizer LLP
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New York, NY
United States
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Chapter Social
Media Coordinator
(212) 227-4743
Gelber & Santillo PLLC
New York, NY
United States
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Chapter Secretary
212-558-4046
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
New York, NY
United States
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Vice Chair of
Executive Committee
212-202-2600
Sher Tremonte LLP
New York, NY
United States