The Toronto Chapter of the Women's White Collar Defense Association was founded in 2015 to provide local, regional, and national networking opportunities for female lawyers in the southern Ontario areas whose practices focus on representing companies and individuals in connection with the investigation and prosecution of criminal and regulatory violations at the federal and provincial levels.
This Chapter seeks to foster relationships between those women in the GTA areas who are actively working on white collar matters and to promote cross referrals within the Chapter and within the White Collar Defence Association as a whole. The Chapter intends to host networking events quarterly.
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