San Diego

Founded in November 2019, the San Diego Chapter of the Women's White Collar Defense Association is comprised of women white collar practitioners who regularly defend corporations and individuals in criminal, civil, administrative, and appellate proceedings arising out of federal and state investigations and who routinely do internal investigations and advise clients on effective compliance strategies to avoid or remediate a government investigation.

San Diego is the eighth largest city in the U.S. (second in the state of California) with a metro population of more than 3 million. Home to breakthrough companies in the life science, communications, and software industries, and to the largest military concentration in the world, the region has been recognized as one of the leading tech hubs in the country. As such, the women in the WWCDA San Diego Chapter are diverse and our backgrounds varied. Current Chapter members include former high-ranking government officials from, among other agencies, DOJ and the US Attorneys' offices, with specialties such as antitrust, anti-corruption and compliance, cybercrime, government contracting, healthcare, securities, and tax.

The San Diego Chapter is committed to enhancing business development and educational opportunities for our members and mentoring younger women associates in the white collar field. We encourage active participation in social events, networking opportunities, and other programming.


The San Diego 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
Jones Day
San Diego, CA
United States
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Chapter Secretary
Zhong Lun
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San Diego, CA
United States