Poppy Alexander is a partner in Constantine Cannon’s San Francisco office. She represents whistleblowers and government entities in qui tam lawsuits in both federal and state court, as well as under the various agency whistleblower programs including those administered by the Internal Revenue Service, Securities and Exchange Commission, FinCEN, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and Department of Transportation.
VP, Global Chief Compliance Officer Chief Audit Executive
Benjamin Bard VP, Global Chief Compliance Officer Chief Audit Executive
Ben Bard is vice president, global chief compliance officer and chief audit executive for ADM. In this role, he leads ADM’s worldwide compliance and internal audit functions. Bard has over 20 years of legal, compliance and risk management experience. Prior to joining ADM in January 2014, Bard worked for The Coca-Cola Company, where he served as senior anti-corruption and trade sanctions compliance counsel and was responsible for managing the company’s global ethics and compliance programs. Prior to his time at Coca-Cola, Bard worked in the financial services industry in a variety of corporate compliance and risk management roles. Bard serves on the board of directors for the Ethics & Compliance Association and is a guest lecturer at Chicago-area law schools. He was named a Top Mind by Compliance Week in 2018. Bard holds a B.A. from Northwestern University and a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.
Senior Counsel, Compliance and Ethics, Manager Investigations and Advisory Group
Sipoura Barzideh Senior Counsel, Compliance and Ethics, Manager Investigations and Advisory Group
Sipoura Barzideh is Senior Counsel, Compliance and Ethics at Zoom Video Communications, Inc., where she manages the Investigations and Advisory Group. In this role, she leads the team responsible for investigating potential violations of laws and company policies globally. She also develops training programs and provides legal guidance to the business on a variety of matters. Before joining Zoom, Sipoura was Assistant Counsel at the Estee Lauder Companies, where she worked on all aspects of the Compliance and Ethics program, and Investigations Counsel at Chubb, where she directed and oversaw the internal investigations into potential privacy incidents, fraudulent misconduct, and violations of company policies globally. Before moving in-house, Sipoura was a litigator at Paul, Weiss for over five years. Her practice focused on a variety of litigation and regulatory matters, including class actions, internal investigations, and DOJ and SEC investigations. Sipoura also maintained a significant pro bono practice, representing asylum seekers in affirmative applications and removal proceedings. Sipoura clerked for the Honorable Ralph K. Winter, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Honorable Edward R. Korman, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the NYC Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, where she holds the positions of Secretary and Co-Chair of the Compliance Practice Group. Sipoura earned her Juris Doctor from Yale Law School and her Bachelor of Art in Politics and Economics from New York University, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude.
Partner, Special Matters & Government Investigations
Matt Baughman Partner, Special Matters & Government Investigations
King & Spalding
Matt Baughman has more than two decades of experience handling the most sensitive and high-profile government investigations of companies and executives in crisis situations. A known and trusted adviser, Matt is individually ranked by Chambers and Partners in the White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations category, and he has also been recognized by SuperLawyers.
Matt has deep experience working both as an attorney in the Enforcement Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission as well as, more recently, in a top position at the Department of Justice as Associate Deputy Attorney General in charge of white-collar enforcement. In both government and private practice, he has handled corporate cases from the first document demand all the way through litigation. Matt has a unique understanding of the government’s corporate enforcement policy, having spearheaded the development of policies at DOJ relating to corporate cooperation, individual accountability, fines and penalties in parallel investigations, corporate compliance, monitorships, and False Claims Act cases.
Matt has particular experience in financial fraud, accounting, and auditing cases, having represented Big Four accounting firms in dozens of investigations. Over the course of his career, he has represented companies and individuals in more than 50 matters with the SEC, some of which were jointly investigated by DOJ. He has counseled companies, boards, and executives in high-profile investigations of cybersecurity issues, public disclosure and accounting, foreign bribery and domestic corruption, and insider trading.
Matt also has deep expertise representing healthcare providers, pharmaceutical companies, and medical device manufacturers in numerous healthcare fraud investigations by DOJ and other federal and state enforcers. He regularly counsels companies subject to parallel investigations, and his experience enables him to coordinate a client’s response to multiple investigatory, litigation, and public relations challenges that can culminate into an enterprise-threatening crisis.
Matt is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional™. He began his career as a litigator at the New York law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Matt held positions in government from 2003 to 2006, and again from 2018 to 2019.
Partner, Special Matters & Government Investigations
Amy Boring Partner, Special Matters & Government Investigations
King & Spalding
Amy Bentsen Boring is a partner in King & Spalding’s Atlanta office, a member of the firm’s Special Matters and Investigations practice, and a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP). Amy focuses her practice on white-collar criminal defense, internal corporate investigations, complex civil litigation, crisis management, and compliance counseling.
Amy represents companies and individuals in investigations conducted by federal and state authorities, including the Department of Justice, multiple United States Attorney’s offices, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the Drug Enforcement Agency. As a CCEP, she conducts compliance program assessments, advises clients on designing and operationalizing their compliance programs, and assists clients with the development of their policies, procedures, and training materials.
Amy graduated, magna cum laude, from Georgia State University College of Law. During law school, she interned with the Federal Reserve Bank and served as a student attorney in the Georgia State College of Law Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic.
In 2018, Maryann Bullion joined Bitcoin IRA, the first 24/7 retirement solution that allows customers to invest in cryptocurrencies from within their IRAs. In 2020, the group expanded to create Digital Trust, a licensed trust custodian in Nevada. Maryann and her team handle a variety of complex legal issues and run a comprehensive compliance program. She previously served as counsel at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Financial Crimes Unit, providing legal advice and guidance in matters concerning the investigation, prosecution and sentencing of persons suspected of committing economic crimes against financial institutions. She also served as a senior attorney in the FDIC Professional Liability and Financial Crimes Section, where she managed professional liability investigations and civil plaintiffs’ lawsuits against individuals and insurance carriers.
Maryann began her legal career as an assistant public defender at the Lake County Public Defender’s Office. From there, she joined Matuszewich, Kelly, & McKeever, LLP and provided litigation services to banks, corporations, government entities and individual clients. In addition, she served five years in the United States Army Reserve, where she earned the rank of Captain and, as a Judge Advocate, provided legal advice and guidance to the Command, soldiers, and their families.
Maryann received her B.A. from Spring Hill College and her J.D. from University of Miami School of Law. Maryann holds both the CFE and CAMS certifications.
Pilar Caballero is Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Privacy Officer at Ryder, a Fortune 500 logistics and transportation company with over 40,000 employees and operations worldwide. She works closely with the Board of Directions and senior executives, and is responsible for the Company’s compliance and ethics, enterprise risk management and data privacy programs.
Before joining Ryder, Caballero led the APAC and emerging markets corporate compliance program for Biogen, a Fortune 500 biotech company. Prior to compliance, Caballero built extensive experience in labor and employment law, leading the employment law departments at Biogen and at Investors Bank & Trust. Previously, she was an attorney at Jackson Lewis. She began her career as a prosecutor at the State Attorney’s Office in Florida.
John Carreyrou is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup. For his extensive coverage of Theranos at The Wall Street Journal, Carreyrou was awarded the George Polk Award for Financial Reporting, the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism in the category of beat reporting, and the Barlett & Steele Silver Award for Investigative Business Journalism. Carreyrou lives in Brooklyn with his wife and three children.
Ralph Carter Managing Director, Regulatory Affairs
As Staff Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Mr. Carter leads a team of regulatory attorneys responsible for compliance and policy advocacy at FedEx Express. Areas of responsibility include aviation law, security, customs, export controls, workplace safety and trade policy. Mr. Carter also coordinates global regulatory and trade policy across all FedEx international regions. Mr. Carter’s team advocates for simpler, more open trade rules that reduce barriers and help FedEx customers expand their international business. Mr. Carter is a frequent speaker and contributor to international trade and economic policy organizations including APEC, the WTO, the World Bank and the World Economic Forum. Mr. Carter has also served as Managing Director in the legal department of FedEx’s Europe, Middle East and Africa headquarters in Brussels Belgium. Prior to FedEx, Mr. Carter served in the State Department as Special Assistant to the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union.
Elizabeth Cherney, PMP, CSM Chief, Data Analytics Branch (Cf-3)
National Pollution Funds Center, U.S. Coast Guard
Ms. Elizabeth Cherney is the Data Analytics Branch Chief (Cf-3) at the National Pollution Funds Center in Washington, D.C. She is responsible for oversight of all data management & analysis as well as financial operations policy and procedures including audit operations for the $8.5B Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund. Prior to assuming her current position, Ms. Cherney was the Logistics Compliance Branch Chief at the Surface Forces Logistics Center as well as the Operations Manager for the Department of the Navy Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs. She also held various positions in the private sector and was responsible for program and process management as well as personnel operations. She began her career as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer in the United States Air Force, after graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy.
- 2000, Bachelor of Science, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
Brian Colonna CHC, CHPC, CHRC, Director of Compliance Program
Brian Colonna, CHC, CHPC, CHRC, has been working in healthcare since 2012. Brian is currently the Director of Compliance Program for Renown Health in Reno, NV. Brian oversees HIPAA, PCI compliance, Physician Arrangements, Business Associate Agreements, Conflicts of Interest, Revenue Cycle compliance and many other compliance areas. Renown Health comprises of a health plan, three hospitals, dozens of outpatient locations, and more than 7,000 employees. He holds a BS in Business Management and Accounting from University of Phoenix, received his Certified Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC) designation in 2015, Certified Healthcare Compliance (CHC) in 2020, and Certified Healthcare Research Compliance (CHRC) in 2021.
Prior to entering healthcare, Brian served in the US Army for 14 years as an aircraft mechanic, crew member, and Technical Inspector.
Yvette serves as Grant Thornton’s Strategic Risk Management Leader within Risk Advisory Services. She has over 25 years of domestic and international governance, risk management, and compliance experience. Yvette helps organizations develop and apply leading risk insights to drive growth and improve resiliency.
Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Yvette’s experience included leadership roles as a Chief Risk Officer, VP Risk Management, and the Managing Director at a global ERM consulting practice and the Head of Client Engagement and Data Analytics for a global insurance and consulting organization. She has a proven record of building and implementing three lines governance models and designing risk management frameworks and programs that deliver high value risk-based approaches to successfully inform strategy, performance, and assurance.
Cheryl Curbeam, CCEP Vice President, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer
Cheryl Curbeam is Vice President, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer for Corteva Agriscience, a global pure-play agriculture company that launched as a publicly traded company on June 1, 2019. Cheryl had the privilege and the challenge of leading a global team to implement a brand-new ethics and compliance program which included the creation of the first-ever, Corteva Code of Conduct, Ethics and Compliance Hotline, employee training and certification, compliance policies, and mobile app. She has oversight for ethics, compliance, privacy, and enterprise risk management.
Prior to her career at Corteva, Cheryl worked at DuPont leading operations, sales and marketing, and compliance teams.
Cheryl holds a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Tennessee. She is also a certified Corporate Compliance and Ethics Professional and Six Sigma Master Black Belt.
Forrest Deegan Vice President of Ethics and Compliance
Forrest is the VP of Ethics and Compliance for Victoria's Secret & Co., overseeing the global ethics and compliance program. Forrest is also a Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago School of Law, where he teaches a class entitled "Corporate Compliance and Business Integration."
Forrest is a passionate advocate for D&I, and was selected to the "Class of 2019" by The Alumni Society, a professional network of Latinx Leaders who graduated from the country's top schools. Forrest currently serves on the Board of Advisors for Compliance Week and was selected by Compliance Week as a "Top Mind" for 2018.
He was previously the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer for Abercrombie & Fitch Co., where he was responsible for enhancing A&F's Corporate Compliance Program through the oversight of functional compliance activities, ownership and enforcement of specific compliance policies and working cross functionally to foster a speak up culture.
Forrest has served on the Leadership Team for RILA's Compliance Council and is a co-founder of the East Coast Retail Compliance Roundtable (E-CR2). Forrest regularly speaks at national compliance conferences and events, including those sponsored by Compliance Week and the ACC.
Forrest previously served as the Director and Senior Director of Compliance at A&F, where his responsibilities included a wide range of compliance assessment, training and enhancement projects as well as international business development via joint venture and franchise. Forrest is an experienced compliance counsel specializing in risk assessment, risk management, policy development, training and internal investigation. Forrest has significant team and project management experience as well as a background in domestic and international litigation, where he has served as both lead counsel and lead associate. Prior to moving in-house, Forrest worked for nine years as outside counsel for a number of multinational pharmaceutical, financial and consumer products companies in a variety of advocacy and consulting capacities. Previous compliance and consulting activities have included serving, at the request of Clients, as “in-house counsel,” performing the functions of a regional compliance counsel, lead internal investigator and internal auditor.
Julie is CW's Director of Content Strategy, based in New York City. She joined Compliance Week in 2020 after spending 10 years at Thomson Reuters as a subject matter expert in its risk and compliance department. She is an adjunct professor of financial crime at the Seattle University Law School, a guest lecturer at Pace University’ CCRP program, co-chair of the Financial Women’s Association corporate governance committee, a contributing editor to the FCPA Blog, and a licensed attorney.
Dr. Fabbri is also an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Computer Science at Vanderbilt University. His research focuses on machine learning applied to electronic medical records, clinical data, and data privacy. Dr. Fabbri’s research has been sponsored by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Department of Defense.
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Global Head of Communications and Government Affairs
Lucy Fato Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Global Head of Communications and Government Affairs
American International Group, Inc. (AIG)
Lucy oversees AIG's Global Legal, Compliance and Regulatory groups. She is also Global Head of Communications and Government Affairs.
Prior to joining AIG, Ms. Fato was Managing Director, Head of the Americas & General Counsel of Nardello & Co., a global private investigative firm.
Previously, Ms. Fato was EVP & General Counsel of S&P Global. Prior to that, Ms. Fato was Deputy General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at Marsh McLennan. Ms. Fato began her legal career at Davis Polk & Wardwell where she spent fourteen years, including five as a partner in the capital markets group.
Ms. Fato is a member of the Department of Financial Services (DFS) State Insurance Advisory Board and the Life Insurance Council of NY (LICONY) Board of Directors.
From 2018 to 2021, Ms. Fato was included in NACD Directorship magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the boardroom community. In 2015 and 2017, she was named by Ethisphere magazine as one of the “Attorneys Who Matter” for her dedication to furthering corporate ethics.
Lisa Fine Senior Counsel, Director of Global Compliance
Lisa Fine is Sr. Counsel and Director, Compliance for Pearson, the world’s leading learning company.
Lisa is involved in all aspects of the ethics and compliance program, including trainings and communications, risk assessments and leading and managing global investigations.
Lisa started her legal career at an international law firm, where she was a litigator and also ran the Washington, D.C. pro bono program. She also worked in public interest law and advocating on behalf of persons with disabilities as part of a state protection and advocacy organization. Those roles brought her to work in the area of compliance as it allows her to help shape practices to support ethical decision-making.
Lisa also co-hosts the "Great Women in Compliance" podcast with Mary Shirley, which focuses on the diversity of the compliance community and the women who make up our profession (and others who support women in compliance).
Lisa received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and her undergraduate degree from Tufts University. She grew up in Buffalo, N.Y., and as the daughter of an attorney and a librarian, she feels fortunate to work in a role at Pearson that combines education and legal skills. She lives in Washington, D.C.
Josh Fitzhugh leads Flex’s global trade function, a team of more than 150 full and part time trade practitioners supporting all aspects of Flex’s global trade operations, including sanctions, import and export compliance, cross-border M&A, and trade strategy. Prior to joining Flex, Josh served as Vice President and Group Head of Trade Controls for BAE Systems plc based in the United Kingdom, where he led the trade function and managed BAE’s trade compliance under consent agreements with the US Departments of State and Justice. In private practice Josh represented clients in trade compliance and national security matters before the US Departments of State, Commerce and Treasury, and in litigation at the federal district, appellate and US Supreme Court levels. Early in his career Josh worked on international trade and national security matters at the US Departments of Commerce and State.
Tom is literally the guy who wrote the book on compliance with his seminal one volume book “The Compliance Handbook, 3rd edition” which will be released by LexisNexis in May 2022. Tom has authored 21 other books on business leadership, compliance and ethics and corporate governance, including the international best-sellers “Lessons Learned on Compliance and Ethics” and “Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act” as well as his award-winning series Fox on Compliance.
Tom leads the social media discussion on compliance with his award-winning blog, and is the Voice of Compliance, having founded the award-winning Compliance Podcast Network and hosting or producing multiple award-winning podcasts. He is an Executive leader at the C-Suite Network, the world’s most trusted network of C-Suite leaders. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Matt Friedman is an international human trafficking expert with more than 30 years’ experience. He is CEO of The Mekong Club, an organization of Hong Kong’s leading businesses which have joined forces to help end all forms of modern slavery. Mr. Friedman previously worked for USAID and the United Nations in over 30 countries. Mr. Friedman offers technical advice to numerous governments, banks and corporations working to eliminate all forms of modern slavery and is the author of twelve books. In 2017, Mr. Friedman won Asia’s prestigious “Communicator of the Year” Gold Award.
As Co-CEO and Chief Development Officer of ComplianceLine, Giovanni lives his passion for seeing people thrive in the workplace. He helps develop ComplianceLine’s workforce and solutions which enable compliance professionals to be more effective in their jobs, so they can successfully protect their teams and meaningfully serve their missions. Giovanni has a B.S. in Finance and Accounting from Indiana University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Chief Servant and Co-CEO of ComplianceLine, which provides compliance solutions to some of the largest organizations in the world, Nick is a student of behavioral economics and organizational psychology and has worked with and analyzed hundreds of organizations over his career in advisory services, private equity, and compliance. He has seen first-hand the transformative impact compliance and culture can have on generating sustainably superior results. Nick has a B.S in Finance, Accounting and Economics from Indiana University, is a member of Mensa International, Certified Public Accountant, and CFA Level 3 candidate, and has dedicated his life to serving -- his community, clients, team -- in order to make the world a better workplace
Christine Gordon is the Chief Compliance Officer for Olympus Corporation of the Americas. Ms. Gordon joined Olympus in November 2010 after spending 7 years as an Assistant District Attorney in the City of Philadelphia. She was a key leader in developing Olympus’ Compliance program, was instrumental in negotiating Olympus’ CIA, and was appointed by the Board to oversee the implementation of Olympus’ CIA and DPAs. Ms. Gordon is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar and earned her degree from Villanova University's Charles Widger School of Law.
Christen Graham is founder and president of Giving Strong, a social impact consulting firm. She has worked with pioneers of the corporate social responsibility movement, leading academic institutions, modern foundations, and catalytic nonprofits, advising them on how to put all their assets to work to change narratives and upend the status quo. From launching Seventh Generation’s first CSR report to supporting the Heron Foundation in fully aligning its endowment with its mission, Christen has been a trusted member of C-suite teams in breaking new ground, setting ESG priorities and programming. Her specialties include CSR, ESG, and philanthropic advisory, thought leadership, and impact investing consulting to a diverse portfolio that includes IDEXX, Mars Wrigley Foundation, Cumberland Farms, Alabama Power Foundation, and more. Christen began her career as a journalist and political reporter, before embarking on a decade as a public relations executive. She is a member of Mission Investors Exchange and a founding member of Invest for Better. She is a Tufts University graduate.
Kristy Grant-Hart is an expert at making compliance officers in-demand business assets. She's the author of the best-selling book, “How to be a Wildly Effective Compliance Officer” and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Compliance Week, and on the cover of Compliance and Ethics Professional Magazine. She is CEO of Spark Compliance Consulting, and a former professor at Delaware School of Law, Widener University, teaching Global Compliance and Ethics.
Before launching Spark Compliance, Ms. Grant-Hart was the Chief Compliance Officer at United International Pictures, the joint distribution company for Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures in 65+ countries, where she was shortlisted for the Chief Compliance Officer of the Year at the Women in Compliance Awards.
Michael Grupp is CEO and co-founder of BRYTER, the no-code automation platform that enables legal and regulatory professionals to build and run digital applications, without any programming. BRYTER is one of the fastest growing SaaS companies with customers across the globe from corporates like McDonalds and ING through to law firms like Paul Hastings and Simmons and Simmons.
Michael began his career as an international litigation and arbitration lawyer before finding his passion in building companies. He publishes and speaks on topics of legal technology and innovation and speaks as a guest lecturer at the University of Frankfurt and Bucerius Law School.
He's a big fan of seafood and fast talking people.
Neha is responsible for True Office Learning’s product and technology vision, strategy and growth. Prior to her role as CEO, Neha served as Senior Director of Learning Solutions & Strategic Initiatives at NYSE Governance Services, leading all product strategy and development initiatives for the business. Neha has also served as Citigroup’s Chief of Staff for the Institutional Clients Group Technology organization, reporting directly to the CIO. In her time with Citigroup, Neha led a number of strategic change management efforts involving critical, multi-million dollar initiatives across industries.
Tyler Hand is Chief Compliance Officer of The Western Union Company, a global leader in digital and retail cross-border money transfer and payments services. As Chief Compliance Officer, Tyler oversees, among other things, Western Union’s programs for compliance with laws and regulations relating to anti-money laundering, counter-terrorist financing, economic sanctions, anticorruption, and consumer protection.
Prior to accepting the Chief Compliance Officer role, Tyler was Western Union’s Global Head of Sanctions, Interdiction, & Anti-Corruption. Tyler’s responsibilities with Western Union included leading the company’s government sanctions and anti-bribery/anti-corruption compliance programs, as well as managing the company’s screening and interdiction processes in support of the company’s anti-money laundering and fraud prevention programs.
Tyler joined Western Union in 2014 after seven years with the Chief Counsel’s Office for the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) at the U.S. Treasury Department in Washington, DC. During his time with the Treasury Department, Tyler served as OFAC’s Assistant Chief Counsel for Designations and Enforcement and Acting Director for Enforcement. While at the Treasury Department, Tyler’s responsibilities included developing and implementing policies related to OFAC enforcement and designation matters; drafting sanctions Executive Orders, guidance, and regulations; and advising on large interagency enforcement investigations involving major financial institutions. Tyler also worked closely on U.S. and multilateral sanctions matters with counterparts at the Department of Justice, the Department of State, and the White House National Security Staff.
Prior to joining OFAC, Tyler practiced law at Holland & Hart in Denver, Colorado in its Anti-Corruption, Export Controls and Trade Sanctions practice group. Tyler received his J.D. in 2000 from the University of Colorado and his B.A. from the University of Vermont in 1995.
Alexandra Haney is Director and Senior Trade Counsel at Flex Ltd. Alexandra is currently based in Washington, D.C. She joined Flex in January 2021 as a lead attorney for the company’s regulatory and policy initiatives on international trade. She provides counsel on exports controls, sanctions, import/customs, and other supply chain issues impacting Flex’s 1,000 supply chains. Prior to joining Flex, Alexandra served as Global Trade Compliance Counsel at Facebook and lead trade counsel at BAE Systems. Earlier in her career, Alexandra was a Senior Associate at PwC and supported international trade initiatives within the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia during law school. Alexandra graduated cum laude with her Juris Doctor from American University, Washington College of Law in 2013 and received a Bachelor of Arts with honors in International Studies from The University of Chicago in 2008.
Marcus Haor is a Venezuelan Lawyer with extensive Human Resources and Learning and Development experience. Business oriented and results driven with strong interpersonal skills and high integrity standards how has been the last 11 years working in Legal & Compliance Training with successfully history of providing practical and effective solutions to the business and managing overall corporate compliance programs and counseling in ethics, and compliance learning matters.
Currently he is the Learning Program Manager for Mondelēz International managing the Global Compliance Training Program.
Todd Hartman EVP, General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer
Best Buy Co. Inc.
Todd Hartman is general counsel and chief risk officer for Best Buy Co. Inc. In this role, he is responsible for the company’s legal activities and its global risk and compliance program. He also serves as corporate secretary.
Todd joined Best Buy in 2006. He most recently served as chief risk and compliance officer, overseeing enterprise data security, customer data privacy, enterprise risk management, global security, business continuity/disaster recovery, internal investigations, crisis response management and compliance and ethics. He continues to lead those functions in his current role.
Todd previously was Best Buy’s deputy general counsel from 2011 to 2017. Before that, he served as the company’s chief compliance officer and vice president of strategic alliances.
Prior to joining Best Buy, Todd was a partner at Minneapolis law firm Robins Kaplan. A Minnesota native, he worked for several years as a telecommunications and technology attorney in Washington, D.C., before returning to Minneapolis.
Todd received his law degree from Harvard Law School and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Northwestern University. He serves as chair of the Best Buy Foundation and is on the board of the Guthrie Theater.
Gwendolyn Lee Hassan, JD, CCEP Compliance Officer / General Counsel
With more than two decades of experience working for public multinationals, Gwen’s practice areas include: corruption prevention; compliance program design, structure and operation; trade compliance; and supply chain integrity. She most recently served as Managing Counsel and Director of Global Compliance with day-to-day operational responsibility for the global compliance and ethics program of CNH Industrial, the world’s third largest capital goods maker and second largest manufacturer of farming equipment. Areas of specific experience include global compliance investigations, enterprise risk assessment and management, third party due diligence, cross border transactions, human trafficking prevention, ESG programs, policy development and education. Gwen is the founder and host of the “Hidden Traffic” podcast designed to provide corporate compliance professionals with information about human trafficking prevention programs. She also serves as an adjunct professor for the Loyola University School of Law where she teaches a course on ESG topics and has also taught a course on compliance law practice. She is a graduate of DePaul University School of Law and the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Krista Haugner Sieg
Senior Compliance Training and Communications Leader
Krista Haugner Sieg Senior Compliance Training and Communications Leader
Krista is an education advocate and communication maven who is focused on driving the best outcomes for employees and the business. She has shared her education expertise across General Electric focusing on best practices for clear and engaging training and communications – all driven by the mantra “what does someone need to know and be able to do to be successful”.
Krista started her career as a teacher and has been in corporate training for more than a decade. During her corporate career, she has had a breadth and depth of experience from the strategic planning to the detail work of content development and LMS administration. These experiences give her insight on building a successful program from the ground up all while keeping the employee and their experience in focus. She has an English Education degree from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire as well as an MBA from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
Darren Hayes, PhD, is a leading expert in the field of digital forensics, intelligence, cyber security and IT risk management. He is the Founder and Director of the Pace University Digital Forensics Research Lab. He is also an Associate Professor at Pace in New York. Hayes is listed as one of the Top 10 Computer Forensics Professors, by Forensics Colleges. He continually conducts research, with his students, in support of law enforcement agencies both domestically and internationally. His partnerships have included the New York Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security, National Crime Agency, Manhattan District Attorney and Westchester District Attorney. Hayes was selected as the recipient of the 2020 Homeland Security Investigations New York Private Sector Partnership Award. Hayes is a frequent lecturer to risk and compliance professionals, in the Certified Compliance and Regulatory Professional Program, at Pace University.
Hayes has served as a visiting professor at Sapienza University, Rome, Italy, University College Dublin, and New York University. He has served as Extern Examiner for the Master of Science Degree program in Forensic Computing & Cybercrime Investigation at University College Dublin. He is also a professional consultant in computer forensics and cyberlaw for the Department of Education, New York. With more than a decade of financial services experience on Wall Street, Hayes frequently presents on cybersecurity and digital forensics, from a risk and compliance perspective. Organizations that he has worked with include the ACCA and IMA.
Dr. Hayes is founder and CEO of CODEDETECTIVES LLC. As a forensics examiner, he has worked on numerous cases involving digital evidence in both civil and criminal investigations. He has also been declared as an expert witness in U.S. federal court. For a number of years, Hayes served on the Board of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) Northeast Chapter and was President in 2013.
Hayes is an accomplished author with numerous peer-reviewed publications on computer forensics and cybersecurity. In early 2014, Hayes published his report on payment card fraud for ACCA USA – “Skimming the Surface: How Skimmer Fraud Has Become a Global Epidemic”. In late 2020, he published his fourth book, entitled “A Practical Guide to Digital Forensics Investigations”.
Hayes frequently appears on television, including Bloomberg, MSNBC, The Street, Fox 5 News and has been quoted by CNN, The Guardian (UK), The Times (UK), Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Forbes, Investor’s Business Daily, MarketWatch, CNBC, ABC News, Forensic Magazine, SC Magazine, PC Magazine, USA Today, Washington Post, New York Post, Daily News and Wired News to name but a few.
Allison Herren Lee was appointed by President Donald Trump to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate, and sworn into office on July 8, 2019. Ms. Lee was designated Acting Chair of the Commission by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., on January 21, 2021.
Commissioner Lee brings to the SEC over two decades of experience as a securities law practitioner. Most recently, she has written, lectured, and taught courses internationally in Spain and Italy on financial regulation and corporate law. Commissioner Lee served for over a decade in various roles at the SEC, including as counsel to Commissioner Kara Stein, and as Senior Counsel in the Division of Enforcement’s Complex Financial Instruments Unit. In addition, she has served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, was a member of the American Bar Association’s former Committee on Public Company Disclosure, and participated on a USAID project in Armenia, assisting in the drafting of periodic reporting and disclosure provisions for a comprehensive law of the Republic of Armenia on Securities Market Regulation.
Prior to government service, Commissioner Lee was a partner at Sherman & Howard LLC, focusing on securities, antitrust, and commercial litigation. A member of the Colorado bar, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Colorado and a JD from the University of Denver College of Law, where she was salutatorian, a Chancellor’s Scholar, and served on the Law Review.
Mr. Hileman draws on over four decades of experience to help clients with ESG risk, compliance, reporting and auditing. This extends to traditional regulatory requirements, management systems, ESG reporting standards, and compliance requirements throughout the value chain. Doug brings a unique perspective to compliance, drawing from experience in operations and corporate compliance; environmental and sustainability auditing, Internal Auditing, and external assurance for ESG issues (with a Big 4 firm and leading conflict minerals assurance audits with his firm). He was on the Volkswagen Monitor Team, involved in the transformation of environmental compliance and management. Doug is active with the Institute of Internal Auditors, contributing to supplemental guidance, thought leadership, webinars, and workshops. He authored the first piece on environmental fraud for BNA Environmental Reporter. He is on a core team updating COSO’s guidance on linking the internal controls framework to ESG. Doug holds the Fundamentals in Sustainability Accounting credential (granted by SASB), Certified Risk Management Assurance Professional (by the IIA) and is Certified Professional Environmental Auditor. See more at www.douglashileman.com.
Ellen M. Hunt is an award-winning ethics and compliance professional, audit executive, lawyer, and former chief compliance and privacy officer.
She has expertise in identifying, evaluating, and mitigating risks as an advisor to the Board of Directors and senior management. She has over 20 years of management experience in various industries in creating, designing, implementing, and operating world class ethics and compliance programs. She specializes in board governance, board reporting, designing ethics education, creating policy management frameworks, managing enterprise and compliance risk processes as well as handling investigations and regulatory agency inquiries.
Ms. Hunt most recently served as the Vice President, Compliance Program Operations and Chief Privacy Officer for LifePoint Health, a national healthcare network with 60,000 employees in over 80 hospitals, post-acute services, and outpatient centers operating in 28 states. Before joining
LifePoint, she served as the Senior Vice President, Audit, Ethics & Compliance Officer for AARP, a 38-million-member association. During her tenure, AARP was honored for three consecutive years as a World's Most Ethical Company.
Ms. Hunt has won numerous awards, including the 2019 Compliance Officer of the Year - Not for Profit (Women in Compliance Awards), 2021 Mentor of the Year (Compliance Week) and Lifetime Achievement Award, (Top Thought Leaders in Trust 2019). She is an adjunct professor with the Program for Corporate Ethics and Compliance offered by Fordham University’s School of Law, teaching both the Introduction to Compliance and Capstone Courses.
Ellen serves on the Advisory Boards for the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership, Loyola University Chicago-School of Law- Compliance Studies, Compliance Week, and the Quorum Initiative.
Mary Inman is a partner from Constantine Cannon’s San Francisco office who is on assignment to the London Office. After 20+ years representing whistleblowers in the U.S., she moved to London in July 2017 to launch the firm’s international whistleblower practice. She specializes in representing whistleblowers from the U.K., E.U. and worldwide under the American whistleblower reward programs.
Ms. Inman is a recognized expert and frequent author and speaker on areas related to the international application of the American whistleblower laws, financial frauds,health care reimbursementand government procurement. She has particular expertise in addressing Medicare Advantage risk adjustment fraud and is one of the lead attorneys in a prominent whistleblower case against UnitedHealth Group involving allegations the Medicare Advantage Organization submitted false claims for payment to the Medicare Program based on artificially inflated member risk scores. She also has extensive experience addressing fraud in government infrastructure projects, and representing city and state governments in prosecuting civil fraud actions.
Principal, Forensic Data Analytics and Technology Leader
Scott Jarrell Principal, Forensic Data Analytics and Technology Leader
Ernst & Young
Scott is the Americas Forensic Data Analytics Leader with over twenty years of experience. Scott has led large-scale data management, machine learning and business intelligence initiatives, eDiscovery matters, economic and strategic data analysis in response to litigation, and regulatory compliance and forensic investigation/remediation. Prior to EY, Scott was the Director of Risk Analytics and Business Intelligence for one of the large Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs).
Scott leads global teams performing analytics and unified, integrated Discovery and data analytics using both traditional, structured data as well as unstructured “Big Data” including the Americas rollout of the EY’s Forensic Data Analytics and Surveillance platform.
Some examples of recent projects include:
Supported major financial institution and its outside counsel to provide forensic data analytics litigation support. In the complaint, the plaintiff alleged that the defendant financial institution failed to immediately return post-death ACH benefit payments made by the government to deceased individuals with accounts at the financial institution. Moreover, when the government attempted to reclaim the post-death payments made, the financial institution allegedly inaccurately certified that it had no prior knowledge of the account holder’s death, which allowed it to limit its liability for the payments. EY assisted the financial institution and its outside counsel with collecting data from 17 different sources over a 6 year period, recreating fact patterns for nearly 200,000 claims, validating the patterns against Federal Government ACH Payment Green Book requirements, and quantifying the financial institution’s potential liability should it have processed the claims correctly.
Regulatory response - Led a forensic data analytics team to stratify correspondence sent to nearly 200,000 accounts. Worked in partnership with a outside counsel on behalf of a mortgage servicer to develop over 150 potential mitigating factors used to categorize customers potentially affected by violations of a Regulation X. Analytics were used to reduce population eligible for remediation by just over 30%, and were used in negotiations with CFPB examiners.
Reporting Remediation - Led the analytics calculator development for an internal investigation related to reporting to reconcile and recalculate the mortgage interest offset amounts attributable to Borrower Protection Plan (BPP) claims for reporting on IRS Form 1098. Specifically, in instances where mortgage payments were covered by BPP, rather than paid by the borrower, the interest component of such payment should not be included as mortgage interest received from the borrower on Form 1098. The project covered the 2010–15 tax years and addressed reporting for more than 25,000 loans.
Ken C. Joseph, Esq. is a managing director and head of the Financial Services Compliance and Regulation practice, based in New York City. Ken served with distinction for more than 21 years at the SEC, including service as one of the inaugural supervisors in the Division of Enforcement’s specialized Asset Management Unit, and most recently, as a senior officer in the SEC's Division of Examinations (f/k/a as the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations). He is also a fellow of the Kroll Institute, providing thought leadership on a variety of financial services and regulatory matters and head of the company's Cryptocurrency Task Force.
Since 2014, Danette has been in-house at Pearson, plc, a U.K.-based $4.9 billion media and education company with 20,000+ employees and operations in 70 countries throughout North America, South America, Central America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific.
Since 2018, Danette has been Pearson's Head of Compliance and then Chief Compliance Officer. Her work touches nearly every aspect of the business and she partners with board members and committees, functional heads, regional leaders, and business unit leaders throughout the enterprise.
During her 8 years with the company, Danette has earned international and national recognition, including:
● Lawyer Monthly Magazine’s “Women in Law” award in global compliance (2020) ● Finalist for Women in Compliance Awards’ “Chief Compliance Officer, large company” (2019 and 2020) ● Winner of Top Compliance Counsel’s “First Chair Award” (2019) ● Finalist for Women in Compliance Awards’ “In-House Compliance Team of the Year” (2018)
Danette came to her role through a non-traditional path. Before joining Pearson, she served as the Executive Counsel to one governor, an advisor to another governor, the first general counsel for a state telecommunications authority, an AV-rated partner and litigator in an Atlanta law firm, and a chief state lobbyist for a Top 20 university. Her varied background has been a tremendous asset in Danette’s core areas of strategic business planning, legal advice, program design and implementation, and team development. Danette is married to Jon, who is also a lawyer. They have three adult children. Please contact Danette at (404) 229-6875 or Danette.Joslyn-Gaul@Pearson.com
Vice President & General Manager, Global Compliance Solutions
Kevin Kelly Vice President & General Manager, Global Compliance Solutions
Kevin Kelly leads Skillsoft’s Global Compliance Go-To-Market initiatives, including Legal Compliance, HR Compliance, Corporate Ethics, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy, and Workplace Safety. Kevin has more than 20 years of experience delivering business transformation in the compliance, legal, digital, and SaaS markets.
Caren Kenney is CEO and founder of Evolve Leadership, which delivers highly personalized, whole person, whole-life C-suite development programs designed to help executives achieve and sustain higher levels of physical wellbeing, mental and emotional resilience, and character-centered leadership. Prior to launching Evolve, Caren was executive director of the Premier Executive Leadership™ program at the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute and before that was part of the J&J Health and Wellness Solutions leadership team, where she built and launched strategic health and wellness enterprise platforms and partnerships. In 2001, she co-founded a health-tech startup that developed the world’s first direct-to-consumer behavioral health digital coaching programs, which were ultimately acquired by J&J.
Caren is co-author with Dr. Jim Loehr of Leading with Character, a book and journal representing the industry’s first training focused on strengthening one’s character by identifying one’s personal purpose, uncovering and addressing barriers and gaps, creating a Personal Credo that guides leadership behavior and decision making, and creating a meaningful life and leadership legacy. She is also working with Dr. Loehr and other leading experts on additional research and training to continually advance the field of human performance.
David Kessler is Vice-President and Associate General Counsel, IT & Data Law for BAE Systems, Inc. where he handles IT contracts, cybersecurity, data privacy and supply chain compliance issues. Prior to joining BAE Systems, he was Lead Public Sector Product & Marketing Counsel for Verizon where he oversaw all product-related legal matters for its Federal, State, Local and Public Safety businesses. He was also General Counsel, Managing Attorney & Board Member of McAfee Public Sector LLC, a subsidiary of McAfee LLC (formerly Intel Security). He also served as McAfee’s Chief Compliance Officer and managed a team responsible for all aspects of its worldwide ethics and compliance program. Earlier legal roles included Group Corporate Counsel, Public Sector at Autodesk, Inc., Senior Corporate Counsel – Public Sector at Symantec, and Senior Associate with Greenberg Traurig, LLP. He received his B.A. with honors from the University of Florida and his J.D., summa cum laude, from the American University Washington College of Law. He was the 2020 winner of the Compliance Week Excellence in Compliance – Cybersecurity award, as well as twice a finalist for the Association of Corporate Compliance National Capital Region Outstanding In-House Counsel award.
Executive Managing Director, Global Chief Risk and Compliance Officer
Holly Kulka Executive Managing Director, Global Chief Risk and Compliance Officer
S&P Global Ratings
Holly Kulka is Global Chief Risk and Compliance Officer for S&P Global Ratings. Based in New York, she leads our globally integrated risk and compliance teams, including the criteria and model validation groups. Holly’s group works with senior leadership to ensure compliance with all relevant laws and regulations, as well as with internal policies and industry best practices. Holly and her team manage relationships with more than 20 regulators around the world, including the SEC, ESMA, FCA, HKSFC and the JFSA. She is a member of S&P Global Ratings’ Executive Committee. Holly is also Chairman of the Board of CRISIL Ratings.
Previously, Holly served as Executive Vice President, Deputy General Counsel for Intercontinental Exchange Inc., which acquired NYSE Euronext. As a member of the executive leadership team, she was responsible for regulatory strategy, litigation, investigations, antitrust, insurance, privacy and human resource legal matters. Before that, she was a partner at the law firm of Heller Ehrman LLP, representing and advising companies and individuals in state and federal commercial and regulatory investigations, corporate governance questions and litigations through trial. Earlier in her career, Holly was a federal prosecutor.
Holly holds a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and a B.A. from Williams College. She is admitted to the bars in New York, New Jersey, California and Washington, D.C.
Glenn Leon Senior Vice President, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Glenn S. Leon is Senior Vice President and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. He oversees the strategy and implementation of HPE’s ethics and compliance program, which includes ethical decision making based on HPE’s Standards of Business Conduct and both internal and external investigations. His team also leads the company’s efforts regarding privacy, social and environmental sustainability and human rights.
Prior to joining HPE, Mr. Leon was a Deputy Chief of the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he led investigations involving allegations of securities fraud, FCPA violations, bank and mortgage fraud, and money laundering. Prior to that, he worked for twelve years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, investigating and prosecuting white collar, organized crime, and homicide cases. Before that, he was in private practice as a litigation associate at two national law firms.
Mr. Leon earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law, and graduated from Brandeis University, magna cum laude, with a degree in Economics.
Mr. Leon’s current office location is Washington, DC.
Janelle Lester is the Lead Compliance Officer at Marsh & McLennan Companies, overseeing the policy, training and monitoring framework for MMC’s Compliance function. She advises the firm’s global Compliance leaders on corporate policy, partners with Communications teams on Compliance campaigns, leads a team of Compliance Officers, and advises on the company’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts as a member of the Race Advisory Council.
She has more than 15 years of experience implementing compliance programs, with a record of leading transformational initiatives. Prior to joining Marsh & McLennan in July 2018, Janelle was as a Privacy and Security professional at Aetna, a leading healthcare provider, where she was responsible for the privacy programs of the firm’s joint-venture legal entities. At Aetna, Janelle also executed the company’s privacy governance framework as a voting member of the Data Governance Board.
Janelle has been recognized as a “Forty Under 40” honoree by The Network Journal. Beyond her professional leadership and achievement, she serves as a Board Member of the Jumoke Academy, a Charter School in Hartford, CT.
Dr. Hemma R. Lomax is a passionate ethics and compliance professional who is intrigued by the role of integrity in the context of corporate social responsibility. She is a senior corporate counsel in the Integrity & Compliance team at Snap, Inc. Hemma formerly worked in a similar role in the Global Ethics and Compliance Management team at the Walt Disney Company. Hemma has a passion for designing innovative global compliance programs and is a fan of co-creative design, behavioural science, and coaching for compliance. Prior to moving in-house, Hemma served for just over a decade prosecuting financial fraud and corruption with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Hemma is also a British trained barrister (trial attorney) and has previously worked as Parliamentary Counsel for the UK government and as an advisor at the United Nations for the government of Guyana. Hemma is a strong advocate for integrity at work, active bystandership and diversity, equity, and inclusion, and she has a Ph.D in human rights and the laws of war. She lives in California with her husband and her two daughters.
Head of Environmental, Social, and Governance Product
Rochelle March Head of Environmental, Social, and Governance Product
Dun & Bradstreet
Rochelle leads product strategy, development and delivery as Head of ESG Product at Dun & Bradstreet. She specializes in impact analysis related to carbon, water and the Sustainable Development Goals and in applying machine learning to ESG products. She also teaches data and analytics in Bard College’s MBA program, sits on the advisory board for USL Technology, Inc., a minority and women-owned sustainable building and engineering company, and is a mentor for fellows in the Environmental Defense Fund’s Climate Corps program and for STEM talent participating in the New York Academy of Science’s Junior Academy. Previously, Rochelle directed ESG innovation and analytics at S&P Global and worked as a sustainability consultant for SustainAbility (now part of ERM Group), Dunkin’ Donuts and the NRDC. Rochelle has had work cited by The Economist, The Guardian, IR Magazine and GreenBiz, and is a regular speaker on sustainability and data science topics. Before entering the sustainability field, Rochelle worked on cancer research at Weill Cornell Medical College and founded a graphic design company.
Laura Martino Associate General Counsel, Compliance & Privacy
Global Jet Capital
Laura Martino – is Associate General Counsel, Compliance & Privacy at Global Jet Capital where she heads up compliance. She advises the leadership team and originations deal teams on international sanctions, anti-bribery, data privacy and anti-money laundering matters to minimize the company’s risk profile. In addition, Laura advises on data privacy matters on a transactional and operational basis. Before joining Global Jet Capital, Laura spent 5.5 years an in-house attorney with a global patent renewals firm with 2,000 employees in 26 offices globally, where she advised the organization and its external clients on anti-bribery and international sanctions. Laura started her legal career at the White House in the Office of U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), where she drafted talking points to prepare the U.S. for international trade missions. Laura represented clients on similar matters in private practice and has published articles on customs, sanctions, export controls and anti-bribery.
As co-chair of the firm’s White Collar, Compliance and Investigations practice and lead of the White Collar and Investigations group, Katie focuses on internal investigations as well as assisting corporations and individuals under investigation by government agencies, including the Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and other state attorneys general. Her experience ranges from large-scale investigations involving multiple federal agencies to representing individuals before licensing boards. Katie has resolved disputes covering a wide range of topics, including anti-corruption laws and regulations such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act, healthcare fraud, market manipulation and insider trading, public corruption, tax fraud, high-value contract disputes, creditors' rights, and complex commercial litigation cases.
Katie has extensive lead experience in monitorships and investigations. In 2021, she led the team that conducted the internal investigation at the Virginia Military Academy into allegations of racial and sexual intolerance and harassment. From 2016-2019, she led the attorney team assisting partner Larry Mackey, the independent corporate compliance monitor for a large U.S. medical device manufacturer and distributor, pursuant to the company’s deferred prosecution agreements with the U.S. government. Katie is also a member of the team currently assisting the Special Compliance Coordinator appointed by the U.S. Department of Commerce to monitor, assess and report on the U.S. export control compliance of Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation, of Shenzhen, China, and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd. of Hi-New Shenzhen, China (collectively, ZTE). The ZTE monitorship is one of the largest and most complex monitorships ever implemented.
Katie serves as the Vice Chair of the firm’s Litigation department and the Chair of its Law Student Recruiting program. She is an active member and Indianapolis chapter leader of the Women’s White Collar Defense Organization and the American Bar Association Criminal Section. Katie is also dedicated to pro bono work, having represented indigent individuals in federal criminal and civil cases and assisted in the preparation and submission of compassionate release petitions during the COVID pandemic and clemency petitions to the Office of the Pardon Attorney under President Obama.
Zane David Memeger handles a wide variety of litigation matters, including government investigations, internal investigations, compliance counseling and training, and other white collar matters involving major representations across all industries. Zane’s matters often involve allegations of government program fraud (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid, The Paycheck Protection Program and Healthcare Enhancement Act), and alleged violations of the False Claims Act (FCA), the Anti-Kickback Statue (AKS), and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Zane returned to Morgan Lewis in 2017 after serving for nearly seven years as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. As US attorney, he led an office of 130 lawyers who investigated and prosecuted cases involving national security, official corruption, healthcare fraud, government fraud, financial fraud, and other federal offenses.
Eric Morehead is a member of LRN’s Advisory Services team and has over 20 years’ experience working with organizations seeking to address compliance issues and build effective compliance and ethics programs. Eric conducts program assessments and examines specific compliance risks, he drafts compliance policies and codes of conduct, works with organizations to build and improve their compliance processes and tools, and provides live training for Boards of Directors, executives, managers and employees.
Eric ran his own consultancy for six years where he advised clients on compliance program enhancements and assisted in creating effective compliance solutions.
Eric was formally the Head of Advisory Services for NYSE Governance Services, a leading compliance training organization, where he was responsible for all aspects of NYSE Governance Services’ compliance consulting arm.
Prior to joining NYSE, Eric was an Assistant General Counsel of the United States Sentencing Commission in Washington, DC. Eric served as the chair of the policy team that amended the Organizational Sentencing Guidelines in 2010.
Eric also spent nearly a decade as a litigation attorney in Houston, Texas where he focused on white-collar and regulatory cases and represented clients at trial and before various agencies including SEC, OSHA and CFTC.
Partner, Special Matters & Government Investigations
Paul Murphy Partner, Special Matters & Government Investigations
King & Spalding
Paul Murphy focuses on white-collar criminal defense, investigations and litigation under the False Claims Act, corporate internal investigations, corporate governance and compliance, and national security matters. Paul recently rejoined the firm after serving as the FBI Chief of Staff. Earlier in his career, he held several other leadership roles with the Department of Justice, including as the U. S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. A partner in our Special Matters and Government Investigations practice, Paul represents and advises corporations, boards of directors and board committees as well as executives and other individuals.
With more than 30 years of experience, Paul helps clients navigate their most challenging and sensitive legal situations. Paul has represented numerous clients over the years facing potential exposure on multiple fronts, including federal criminal investigations accompanied by parallel civil, regulatory, or state investigations and related shareholder or other litigation. Paul brings a strategic and integrated approach to these multifaceted legal risks, taking into account both the immediate and longer-term issues confronting the client. Chambers USA has described Paul as “a go-to person for difficult cases.”
Paul has represented a wide variety of clients facing high-profile government investigations. He has deep experience with health care fraud investigations, having represented clients across the health care and life sciences sector: hospital systems, pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, pharmacy providers, dialysis providers, home health care companies, skilled nursing facility chains, and health insurers. Paul also has handled several criminal environmental investigations, including some of the most significant enforcement matters pursued by the Justice Department. In addition, he is experienced with alleged immigration offenses, customs and trade-related violations, tax offenses, securities and bank fraud, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and public corruption.
Paul also has served as independent counsel to public company boards and board committees, conducting investigations into accounting or disclosure-related allegations or other issues that may implicate senior management. In these matters, as well as others, he routinely advises clients on prospective solutions, including compliance program enhancements or other preventative measures designed to minimize the likelihood of recurrence and the possibility of future enforcement actions.
As the Chief of Staff at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Paul was the primary advisor to FBI Director Christopher Wray and worked closely with him and the senior leadership of the Department of Justice on criminal, national security, and operational issues. From 2001 to 2004, Paul served in several other Department of Justice positions. He was the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia, and before that, he worked in Washington, D.C. as Associate Deputy Attorney General and later Chief of Staff to then-Deputy Attorney General Larry Thompson. While on the Deputy Attorney General’s staff, he oversaw the Department’s criminal and civil health care fraud enforcement program and was the principal policy liaison to the Department of Health and Human Services on enforcement matters. Paul also previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, receiving commendations for his work as a prosecutor from the Attorney General, the FBI, and other federal law enforcement agencies.
In addition to Chambers USA, Paul has been recognized as a leading white-collar criminal defense attorney by several other publications, including The Best Lawyers in America and Who’s Who Legal: Business Crime Defense. He is a frequent speaker and author on topics related to government investigations and prosecutions.
Director of Regulatory Compliance Studies and Clinical Professor
Steve Naughton Director of Regulatory Compliance Studies and Clinical Professor
Loyola University Chicago
Steve Naughton joins us after more than 30 years of experience an an attorney managing risk and compliance efforts for large multinational corporations. Specifically, Steve has served as a Chief Compliance Officer, overseeing the Litigation and Compliance functions, of three well-known consumer brands.
For the past three years, Steve has served as a member of the monitorship team overseeing Volkswagen’s remediation efforts after its emissions scandal. Steve has worked on the team responsible for assisting Volkswagen in designing and implementing an appropriate compliance function and program to prevent, detect and resolve compliance risks with the world’s largest automaker.
Before his work on the monitorship team, Steve was the Vice President and Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer of Kimberly-Clark, a multinational corporation operating in more than 100 countries. He served in the same role at PepsiCo. Both programs were recognized as industry leaders with PepsiCo receiving the first perfect 100 score for its compliance program from the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Steve was recognized as a “Top Mind in Compliance” by Compliance Week in its inaugural class of honorees.
Prior to working as a Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Steve held numerous positions as an in-house attorney for PepsiCo and The Quaker Oats Company. He was also elected as a partner at the late, great Chicago law firm, Pope Ballard Shepard and Fowle. He is a member of the bar of the State of Illinois.
Steve and his wife, Nancy Paridy, live in Evanston. Nancy serves as the Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel for the Shirley Ryan Abilitylab (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago). They have three children, Matthew, a second year law student at American University; Peter, a senior in Civil Engineering at Santa Clara University and Ellen, a sophomore at Georgetown University.
Aaron Nicodemus covers regulatory policy and compliance trends for Compliance Week. He previously worked as a reporter for Bloomberg Law and as business editor at the Telegram & Gazette in Worcester, Mass.
Justin Offen, Atlanta based Principal in PwC's Forensic Technology practice, has extensive experience helping clients combine technology-enabled analytics with a growing wealth of available and disparate information to gain a more holistic understanding of risks and threats as well as developing strategic insights into solving their more complex challenges. He sees himself as a problem solver first and foremost, and thrives on helping his clients navigate their most challenging situations in order to resolve their current crisis or enhance their current state to avoid crises in the future.
As a dual degreed engineer, Justin leverages his well-informed problem solving approach. When there is a need for development of new products, approaches or processes, Justin has the ability to see the possibilities, ramifications and benefits without bias to determine the best possible solution. He is recognized in the firm and with his clients as an innovative collaborator, agile in crisis, flexible enough to engage diverse personalities and points of view to bring projects to successful fruition. They appreciate his ability to bridge the understanding gap between technical analytics and business practicalities, making complex issues and information approachable.
Justin is a graduate of Duke University, having earned dual degrees in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering. He is an Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) and a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, has spoken at industry leading FCPA conferences, and has been published in compliance and legal journals. Justin’s extensive travel for business has allowed him to pursue his interests in photography and immersion in local cultures throughout the world.
Alex Olsansky is a global data privacy attorney and compliance innovator and strategist with expertise in four key areas of compliance: program development, commercial procurement, corporate initiatives and accountability. Alex is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and has the Certified Information Privacy Professional (US), Certified Information Privacy Professional (Europe) and Certified Information Privacy Manager certifications. He earned his BSc in Finance with Honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, JD from Marquette University Law School and MBA in International Management with Honors from University of London. Alex is a US attorney licensed in Illinois and Nevada, UK solicitor and member of the Law Society of England and Wales.
Alex is an alumnus of Diamond Resorts, an international resort developer and hospitality company with resorts and operations throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, UK and EU. At Diamond Resorts, he served as Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Data Privacy Counsel until it was acquired by Hilton Grand Vacations (NYSE: HGV) in August, 2021. Since the acquisition, Alex has led the integration of Diamond Resorts and HGV’s data privacy programs to create a single, unified global platform and program.
Alex is the author of “A Data-driven Blueprint for Data Privacy Compliance,” a thought leadership and strategy book that applies the principles and concepts of data analytics and the Linnaean taxonomy system to create a model for achieving compliance with data privacy and other compliance laws and regulations, which he refers to as compliance analytics.
Asha is Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer at OneTrust. Asha’s passion for ethics & compliance is rooted in the belief that encouraging ethical and legal action in a scalable and sustainable way must involve innovation, fun, and technology. Asha’s expertise lies in the areas of program development and enhancement, training and engagement, anti-bribery & corruption, risk assessments, and third-party management. Prior to joining OneTrust, she developed and enhanced ethics & compliance programs for over 20 companies worldwide. At OneTrust, she partners with companies and customers to create world-class speak up cultures and programs. As a former Assistant United States Attorney and litigator, Asha is passionate about training, engagement, and finding practical ways to embed ethics & compliance within businesses and with its leaders. Asha is active in the ethics & compliance community, speaking and presenting at Compliance Week, Compliance Week Europe, CONSERO, SCCE and the well-renowned Program for Corporate Compliance & Enforcement at New York University. Asha is a proud graduate of Spelman College and New York University Law School.
Director - Third Party Risk Management | Cyber, Risk & Regulatory Consulting
Jonathan Pastore Director - Third Party Risk Management | Cyber, Risk & Regulatory Consulting
Jon is a Senior Third Party Risk Management (TPRM) Director, Regional and Sector Leader within PwC’s Cyber, Risk & Regulatory practice based in New York. He brings over 15 years of experience in industry and professional services roles working with organizations across multiple industries with a focus on TPRM, Risk Strategy and Governance, Regulatory Compliance, Project Management and Change Management & Training. Jon has assessed, designed and implemented various TPRM programs along with leading risk assessment execution programs to provide support to his clients and their TPRM needs.
Jon holds a BA from Columbia University in the City of New York.
Gregory Paw is a partner in Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan in New York, where he has a broad ranging white collar defense practice. A former federal prosecutor and past director of the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, Greg also draws on his unique international law enforcement work investigating regime war crimes in Iraq to advise clients on enforcement and compliance issues arising in international business. He has been counsel to a court-appointed compliance monitor for Daimler/Mercedes-Benz, and has also helped companies through the planning and execution of a monitorship.
Greg is a graduate of William & Mary Law School and the University of Illinois. He is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey and the District of Columbia.
As one of the earliest ethics officers in the industry, Carrie Penman has been with NAVEX since 2003 after serving four years as deputy director of the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association (ECOA) now ECI. A scientist by training, she developed and directed the first corporate-wide global ethics program at Westinghouse Electric Corporation from 1994-1999.
As Chief Risk and Compliance Officer for NAVEX, Carrie leads the company’s formal risk management processes. She also oversees its internal ethics and compliance activities employing many of the best practices that NAVEX recommends to its customers.
Carrie has extensive client-facing risk and compliance consulting experience, including more than 15 years as an advisor to boards and executive teams; most recently as NAVEX's SVP of Advisory Services. She has also served as a corporate monitor and independent consultant for companies with government settlement agreements.
Carrie was recently awarded the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Compliance 2020 by Compliance Week magazine. In 2017, Carrie received the ECI’s Carol R. Marshall Award for Innovation in Corporate Ethics for an extensive career contributing to the advancement of the ethics and compliance field worldwide.
Hester M. Peirce was appointed by President Donald J. Trump to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and was sworn in on January 11, 2018.
Prior to joining the SEC, Commissioner Peirce conducted research on the regulation of financial markets at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. She was a Senior Counsel on the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, where she advised Ranking Member Richard Shelby and other members of the Committee on securities issues. Commissioner Peirce served as counsel to SEC Commissioner Paul S. Atkins. She also worked as a Staff Attorney in the SEC’s Division of Investment Management. Commissioner Peirce was an associate at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now WilmerHale) and clerked for Judge Roger Andewelt on the Court of Federal Claims.
Commissioner Peirce earned her bachelor’s degree in Economics from Case Western Reserve University and her JD from Yale Law School.
Kenneth A. Polite, Jr. Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division
U.S. Department of Justice
Kenneth A. Polite, Jr. serves as the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division. In that capacity, Mr. Polite supervises the Division’s more than 600 federal prosecutors who conduct investigations and prosecutions involving organized and transnational crime, gang violence, securities fraud, health care fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, public corruption, cybercrime, intellectual property theft, money laundering, Bank Secrecy Act violations, child exploitation, international narcotics trafficking, human rights violations, and other crimes, as well as matters involving international affairs and sensitive law enforcement techniques.
Mr. Polite comes to the Division with prior public service at the U.S. Department of Justice. During the Obama/Biden administration, Mr. Polite served as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana in New Orleans, where he championed prevention, reentry, and enforcement in improving public safety from 2013 to 2017. As the chief federal law enforcement officer for Southeast Louisiana, he supervised the work of approximately 55 Assistant U.S. Attorneys and was responsible for all criminal and civil matters in which the federal government was involved. Those matters included political corruption, gang violence, narcotics distribution, healthcare fraud, human trafficking, civil rights violations, tax evasion, and environmental crimes. In April 2015, Attorney General Loretta Lynch appointed Kenneth to serve on the Attorney General's Advisory Committee (AGAC) of U.S. Attorneys. The AGAC serves as the voice of the 93 U.S. Attorneys across the nation and provides advice and counsel to the U.S. Attorney General and other senior leaders at the Department on policy, management, and operational issues. In addition, he served as a member of the AGAC Subcommittees on Violent and Organized Crime, White Collar Crime, and Civil Rights, as well as the Smart on Crime Working Group. In 2007, Mr. Polite began his public service career as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where he prosecuted a broad range of federal offenses, including organized crime, public corruption, healthcare fraud, and identity theft. A Smart on Crime advocate, he is also a frequent speaker on criminal justice reform. A supporter and active board member of several non-profit organizations, Mr. Polite has received an honorary doctorate in recognition of his public service.
Prior to his confirmation as the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, Mr. Polite served as a partner in the Philadelphia office of a large international law firm where his practice focused on counseling executives and corporate management on complex and sensitive issues and handles internal and government investigations, white collar criminal defense, commercial litigation, appellate advocacy, and corporate compliance and governance, particularly in the energy and healthcare sectors. Before that, he served as Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for a Fortune 500 company headquartered in New Orleans, where he led the Ethics and Compliance Department, with responsibility for fostering a culture of integrity and compliance with the company’s code of conduct. He also has served in private practice as a white-collar defense attorney in Pennsylvania, New York, and Louisiana, focusing on internal investigations and corporate compliance.
Mr. Polite clerked for the Honorable Thomas L. Ambro of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Mr. Polite received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., and his A.B. from Harvard University in Cambridge, M.A.
Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer
Andy Powell Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer
Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer at Flex
Andy Powell is Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer at Flex, the manufacturing partner of choice that helps a diverse customer base design and build products to improve the world.
Powell leads the company’s global ethics and compliance, litigation, labor and employment, legal operations, and government relations.
Before joining Flex in 2017, Powell was lead counsel of global M&A and investments at Lenovo. He also served as the general counsel for the company’s cloud and software business, supporting compliance and data privacy. Before Lenovo, he served as vice president and assistant general counsel at Cricket Wireless.
Powell has deep law experience with global technology multinationals and emerging growth companies. He started his career with Baker & McKenzie in London.
Powell holds law degrees from Coventry University and Cambridge University and is qualified as a lawyer in both the United Kingdom and the United States.
Vera Powell Senior Corporate Counsel, Ethics & Compliance
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Vera Powell is Senior Corporate Counsel in Delta’s Ethics & Compliance group. In this role, she has global responsibility for a wide array of corporate compliance topics, including anti-corruption, sanctions, and U.S. government contracts compliance. Prior to joining Delta, Powell was Senior Counsel, Global Compliance at Uber Technologies, Inc., where she was responsible for anti-corruption compliance, including third-party risk assessment and due diligence and compliance monitoring. Prior to her time at Uber, Powell was an associate in the Government Investigations group of King & Spalding LLP’s Atlanta office, where she focused on white-collar criminal defense, internal corporate investigations, corporate compliance reviews, and compliance counseling. Powell’s compliance career began at Siemens, where she served as Corporate Compliance Officer following Siemens’ 2008 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlement.
Vera Powell serves on the Advisory Board of Compliance Week. She is the recipient of Compliance Week’s 2020 “Rising Star in Compliance” award.
Vice President, Associate General Counsel; Ethics & Compliance Officer; and Assistant Secretary
Spencer Preis Vice President, Associate General Counsel; Ethics & Compliance Officer; and Assistant Secretary
Spencer Preis is a seasoned, well-rounded, business-oriented legal and compliance executive experienced in leading an array of functions for domestic and international businesses, including corporate governance, ethics and compliance, privacy and cybersecurity, labor and employment, litigation and regulatory, complex commercial and vendor transactions, mergers and acquisitions, investigations, environmental, and product liability.
Spencer currently serves as Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Ethics and Compliance Officer, and Asst. Secretary for Southwire. In this role, his primary responsibilities are leading the Company’s Ethics and Compliance program and supporting board governance, entity management, and the Company’s privacy and cybersecurity program. In this role, Spencer supports the Board of Directors and Executive Leadership Team as Asst. Corporate Secretary for approx. 50 legal entities, including advising on corporate governance and preparing Board materials and minutes. Spencer also presents quarterly to the Board of Directors’ Audit, Governance, and Sustainability Committees. In prior roles with Southwire, Spencer served as the Company’s Associate General Counsel for Southwire’s Energy, OEM, Industrial, Canada, and International business units; its Chief Litigation Counsel; and its Senior Labor & Employment Counsel.
Accomplished and results driven legal executive with nearly 20 years of broad experience helping Companies, Boards, and C-Suite executives navigate complex regulatory, compliance and enforcement issues, as well as building durable and sustainable legal and compliance frameworks. Trusted business partner widely recognized for trust, integrity and swift execution. Recognized for delivering solutions in a cross-cultural environment and cultivating internal and external relationships to deliver value to the business.
Mr. Reed has served as vice president for corporate compliance since February 2022. In this role, he leads world-wide management of Flex’s corporate compliance program, internal investigations and anticorruption. Mr. Reed joined Flex’s compliance department as senior corporate counsel leading the company’s investigations function in 2019.
From 2012 to 2018, Mr. Reed served in a variety of compliance and litigation roles at the former Hewlett-Packard Company and its spinoffs Hewlett Packard Enterprise and DXC Technology, including leading the companies’ internal investigations and overseeing responses to government inquiries.
From 2009 to 2012, Mr. Reed was a prosecutor with the Fraud Section, Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. There, he oversaw the prosecution of over forty individuals for crimes involving healthcare, securities and bank fraud, as well as violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Mr. Reed is the recipient of the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award, the Assistant Attorney General’s Exceptional Service Award, and the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency Award for Excellence for his work on the successful prosecution of the chairman of a major mortgage company for a two billion dollar bank and securities fraud.
Previously, Mr. Reed was a litigator in the Washington, D.C. office of Hughes, Hubbard & Reed, LLP from 2004 to 2008. Before joining Hughes Hubbard, Mr. Reed was a member of the corporate litigation department at Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell in Wilmington Delaware from 2002 to 2004. After graduation from law school, Mr. Reed was law clerk to the Honorable Myron T. Steele of the Supreme Court of Delaware.
Mr. Reed graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College with a B.A. in history in 1997. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia in 2001.
Mr. Reed is a member of the New York, Delaware, Pennsylvania and District of Columbia bars and practices in California as registered in house counsel.
Mr. Reed is based at Flex’s headquarters in San Jose, California.
Sr. Manager – Corporate Compliance and Enterprise Risk Management
Mia Reini Sr. Manager – Corporate Compliance and Enterprise Risk Management
The Home Depot
Mia Reini is Senior Manager of Corporate Compliance and Enterprise Risk Management for The Home Depot. Mia manages the day-to-day operations of The Home Depot Corporate Compliance department, which includes employee and supplier reporting hotlines, conflict of interest program, Business Code of Conduct &Ethics, Compliance Leads program, globalCompliance Leaders Summit, compliance & ethics communications and training, records management, standard operating procedures, corporate policy governance, and enterprise risk management. Mia received her bachelors degree from Harvard University and her law degree from American University. She is admitted to practice law in New York and Massachusetts. Mia is a Board Member of the Atlanta Compliance & Ethics Roundtable and has been a reading mentor for Everybody Wins! Atlanta for many years.
Junna Ro General Counsel, Compliance Officer & Corp Secty, Chief People Officer
Junna Ro is the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Metromile, a leading digital insurance platform in the U.S. offering pay-per-mile auto insurance policies. In her role, she oversees a team of legal, regulatory, and compliance professionals as a member of the leadership team. She is also the interim chief people officer, responsible for people operations, total rewards, recruiting, and diversity equity & inclusion. Junna joined Metromile with more than 15 years of experience in the industry at CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA insurer and one of the top 20 personal lines property and casualty insurance groups in the U.S. She was Vice President, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and Associate General Counsel, responsible for corporate compliance and ethics, privacy, product forms, and employment law. Before AAA, she served as corporate counsel at Symantec and its predecessor VERITAS Software for seven years. Junna is a passionate advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion, particularly in the legal and compliance professional communities, and regularly speaks about how it is critical to achieving more effective outcomes. Junna earned her JD from Santa Clara University School of Law and her bachelor’s degree in political science from UCLA. She sits on the Asian Pacific Fund’s advisory council, and on the executive committee for the National Association for Diversity in Compliance. Previously, she served on the board of the Bay Area Ethics and Compliance Association and the Korean American Bar Association of Northern California. She is admitted to practice law in California.
Mark is Pfizer’s Cybersecurity Analytics Service Leader, who is accountable for executing a comprehensive approach to the design and operations of Pfizer's advanced cybersecurity analytic service. Mark’s primary focus is developing and driving the strategy towards the implementation of methods to detect global cybersecurity threats. This includes formalizing a strategy to leverage data science and statistical skills that exist within Pfizer and through vendor partners, public/private organizations, and academia.
Prior to joining Pfizer in 2021, Mark spent 20+ years, with PwC, Deloitte and Booz Allen Commercial guiding Fortune 250 clients through a variety of cyber risk engagements, spanning cyber program maturity and strategy engagements, security operations transformations, incident response program assessments, with extensive experience with insider threat program and security analytics capabilities builds.
Mark holds a BBA from Temple University and is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP).
Susanne Salerno is a social impact leader known for using her passion and drive to transform world-renown organizations like GBH and Fidelity Investments. She is the founder of SE Salerno Consulting, LLC and a trusted advisor in guiding C suite leaders with the tools, best practices, and insights to develop environmental, social, and governance (ESG) programs. She has consulted on CSR and ESG strategy, philanthropic advisory, board governance, diversity & inclusion and impact investing including for Common Impact, Schwab, JP Morgan, IDEXX, Mars Wrigley, and Commonwealth Corporation. Susanne previously served as Senior Director of Operations & Planning at GBH in Boston, and Director of Foundation Services at Silver Bridge. She holds a Master in Public Policy from Tufts, a BS in Business Administration from Villanova University, and has earned the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® designation from the American College. She currently resides just west of Boston and can be found testing recipes, cheering on her alma mater Villanova Wildcats and exploring the beaches along the New England coast.
Lynsi Sheckler was appointed Director of Compliance for Acreage Holdings, Inc. in March 2021. Lynsi has worked for Acreage since 2019 in other various compliance roles including, Operations-Compliance Manager and Regional Operations-Compliance Manager, Mid-Atlantic and Florida. In her director role, Sheckler is leading the company in Compliance and oversees all compliance operations, in all states Acreage is operating in.
Sheckler has various experience in health care compliance, legal, operations, and professional services. Prior to joining Acreage, Sheckler was the Compliance Manager for Prime Wellness of Pennsylvania, a subsidiary of Acreage Holdings.
Associate Director for Compliance and Enforcement
U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
Lawrence Scheinert Associate Director for Compliance and Enforcement
U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
Lawrence Scheinert is the Associate Director for Compliance and Enforcement at the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). In this role, he oversees OFAC’s enforcement, compliance, and private sector outreach programs. Mr. Scheinert previously served as a Senior Advisor to the Treasury Department’s Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, and before that as the Director of the Office of Special Measures at the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. Mr. Scheinert also previously worked as a corporate and securities associate at the international law firm of White & Case LLP. Mr. Scheinert has a degree in finance from Lehigh University, a law degree from University of Florida, and an LL.M. in Securities and Financial Regulation from Georgetown Law.
Amy Schuh is a litigator who focuses on corporate ethics and compliance counseling, internal and government investigations, and mergers and acquisitions due diligence and integration, particularly in the technology and life sciences sectors. She builds, enhances, and streamlines corporate compliance programs, as well as global anti-corruption and investigations programs.
Amy, a former senior vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer at a major information technology company, supported the company's active M&A profile during due diligence and integration. She also enhanced its corporate ethics and compliance program, and worked closely with the US Department of Justice and US Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with the company's on-going reporting requirements related to an FCPA resolution.
Prior, Amy was the executive director of global investigations for a major international pharmaceutical company, where she managed a global team of lawyers responsible for conducting escalated internal investigations into alleged violations of the company’s code of conduct and for handling government investigations. She also enhanced the company’s compliance program, specifically as it related to its corporate policies and procedures and its global anti-corruption compliance program. Previously, in 2008, Amy was tapped to create a corporate compliance program for a Fortune 10 company.
Charles Schwager Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer
Charles Schwager graduated from Stanford University in 1987 and University of Texas Law School in 1990. He has been the Vice President and Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer at WM since February 2018. Prior to joining WM, he was the Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at Kinder Morgan. At WM, Charles is responsible for the Compliance and Ethics department and the Compliance Audit Services group, which is the independent audit group for EH&S compliance. The Department is responsible for developing and enhancing a risk-based and holistic Corporate Compliance and Ethics Program that aligns with the company’s business; and creates a strong culture of compliance and ethics.
Head of Culture of Integrity and Compliance Education
Mary Shirley Head of Culture of Integrity and Compliance Education
Fresenius Medical Care
Mary Shirley is a New Zealand qualified lawyer with 17 years of Ethics and Compliance experience that includes working for data privacy and antitrust regulators, in-house and private practice/consultancy across five countries and four regions of the world. She is currently global Head of Culture of Integrity and Compliance Education at Fresenius Medical Care, assisting the company with an FCPA monitorship. Mary also hosts the Great Women in Compliance Podcast which aims to create a platform for the outstanding achievements of women in the field and sharing ideas and provide learning opportunities for everyone in Compliance. She co-authored book Sending the Elevator Back Down: What We’ve Learned From Great Women in Compliance (CCI Press, 2020). She was bestowed the honors of being named a Compliance Week Top Mind 2019 and Trust Across America 2020 Top Thought Leader in Trust.
Kevin Simmonds Principal, Cybersecurity, Risk & Regulations
Kevin is a Partner in PwC’s Cybersecurity, Risk & Regulatory practice based in Atlanta. He has over 18 years of experience assisting companies with developing business-aligned Information Security programs, developing sustainable Payment Card Industry (PCI) programs, overseeing technical security assessments, and recovering from cyber breaches. Kevin provides oversight for PwC’s Cyber Penetration Testing Team (CPT2), which is a team of advanced testers focused on adversary attack simulation services (e.g., red teaming, purple teaming, dynamic application security testing (DAST), mobile application security testing, IoT testing, and more) for clients across all industries.
Kevin holds a BBA from Howard University and is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) and Azure Security Engineer Associate.
As President & COO for NAVEX, Sean leads go-to-market planning and execution and supports customer success, product innovation and operational excellence strategies. Sean is also a member of the NAVEX board of directors.
Sean began his career at Deloitte Consulting, where he managed service line delivery in areas such as ERP (SAP), Business Intelligence, Process Reengineering, Risk Analysis (Audit) and M&A advisory (Tax). He also served as a member of Deloitte’s Senior Management Advisory Committee.
Subsequently, Sean spent time with two startups; most notably as part of the pre-IPO team at drugstore.com where he was director of venture integration, then at Nimble Technology as Vice President of Sales and Services prior to the sale of Nimble to Actuate. This startup experience was followed by nearly 10 years with Microsoft in a variety of roles including Director of Product Management within the Server and Tools Division and Managing Director of Strategic Partnerships in the Enterprise Group. Sean then became CEO and Co-founder of Nuiku, a leading-edge natural language processing and AI company delivering voice-driven user interfaces to enterprise applications and home automation domains. Nuiku was sold to Nortek (NASDAQ: NRTK) in 2016, after which Sean moved on to SAP. There he served as Chief Revenue Officer for the Small & Medium ERP business unit and then as EVP of SAP’s Business Network, the world’s largest B2B commerce marketplace with over 5 million trading partners transacting over $4T in commerce annually.
Sean received his Master in Business Administration from Harvard University and his Bachelor of Business Administration with high honors from Gonzaga University. Sean also holds a CPA in the State of Washington.
Bill Underwood Senior Director, Global Compliance & Ethics
Best Buy, Inc.
Bill Underwood is Senior Director, Global Compliance & Ethics at Best Buy. Prior to joining Best Buy in 2018, he was both a commercial real estate and environmental litigation attorney for more than 20 years in the retail industry and private practice. He received a B.A. (summa cum laude) from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a J.D. (order of the coif) from University of Oregon School of Law. He is a Co-founder of Everwood Farmstead Foundation, an arts non-profit organization.
Over the last 15 years, Karl Viertel has solved risk and regulatory challenges for some of the largest organizations in the world. After working in the technology and risk divisions of Accenture and Deloitte, in 2015, Karl co-founded one of the first RegTech companies, Alyne, which was acquired by legal and risk software leader Mitratech in 2021. Today, Karl is the Managing Director for Mitratech’s global GRC business unit.
Carlos Villagrán is a Chilean attorney who graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile with a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from Georgetown University. He currently serves as Director of Compliance of CMPC, a 102 years old Chilean-based multinational holding, one of the worldwide leading producers of wood, pulp, paper, packaging, personal care, and other forest products. With more than 20,000 employees, CMPC has industrial operations in 8 countries (LatAm) as well as commercial offices in the US, Europe, and China, selling and distributing its products to more than 45 countries around the world.
He has previously served as Compliance Officer for the Chilean operations of Liberty Mutual Insurance and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, as well as Legal Extern at the World Bank’s Integrity Compliance Office.
Igor Volovich Vice President of Compliance Strategy
Igor Volovich is the Vice President of Compliance Strategy at Qmulos, a veteran-led team of industry experts delivering innovative security and compliance automation solutions under the banner of Converged Continuous Compliance™. Igor is an award-winning cybersecurity executive and industry thought leader who's led and advised some of the largest commercial and public sector enterprise security programs, including CISO roles at Invensys and Schneider Electric, and most recently as a senior enterprise security strategy and architecture advisor to the Office of the CISO at the United States Postal Service. Igor is a frequent speaker and host of the "Compliance Therapy" podcast. He can be found on LinkedIn and Twitter sharing his thoughts on all things enterprise risk, leadership, and cybersecurity strategy.
NY State Department of Financial Services Superintendent (former) Principal
Maria Vullo NY State Department of Financial Services Superintendent (former) Principal
Vullo Advisory Services
Maria T. Vullo served as the Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) from 2016-2019, where she led an agency of 1,400 employees responsible for the regulation of New York’s financial services industry, including all New York State chartered banks, branches of foreign banks, non-depository firms, and insurance companies licensed to do business in New York. Among her many initiatives, Maria issued landmark cybersecurity and transaction monitoring regulations, numerous insurance regulations, and oversaw key enforcement actions. As DFS Superintendent, Maria also oversaw the licensing and regulation of virtual currency and cryptocurrency companies, including some of the largest exchanges and trust companies and issuers of stablecoins.
Prior to her service as DFS Superintendent, Maria was a senior litigation partner with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, where she was a trial and appellate litigator and led civil and regulatory litigations and investigations involving a breadth of subject matters. In addition, Ms. Vullo led significant precedent-setting pro bono matters in support of women’s and humans rights. She has also served as Executive Deputy Attorney General for Economic Justice in the Office of the New York Attorney General, supervising the Bureaus of Investor Protection, Consumer Protection, Antitrust, Real Estate Finance, and Internet.
Ms. Vullo currently is the CEO of Vullo Advisory Services, PLLC, which specializes in financial services regulatory consulting. She is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham Law School, Regulator-in-Residence at the Fintech Innovation Lab NYC and serves on several boards of directors. Ms. Vullo holds a JD from NYU School of Law, an MPA from NYU Wagner’s Graduate School of Public Service, and a BA and an Honorary PhD from the College of Mount Saint Vincent.
David Walk, Jr.
Chief, Government Fraud Unit
United States Attorney’s Office District of New Jersey
United States Attorney’s Office District of New Jersey
David Walk is the Chief of the Government Fraud Unit in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey. Mr. Walk investigates and prosecutes schemes to defraud the federal government, health care fraud, mortgage fraud, and violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute, the FCPA, and the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act. He is also a Professional Responsibility Officer for the Office. Before joining the Office in 2011, Mr. Walk was counsel at Dechert LLP and a partner at Hoyle Morris & Kerr LLP. Mr. Walk received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and his A.B. from Princeton University.
Jim Walton is a member of LRN’s Ethics & Compliance Advisory Services Team – with over 25 years of professional experience in corporate, institutional and government settings, spanning the fields of ethics and compliance; environment, health and safety; and energy management.
Since 2002, Jim has been passionately dedicated to corporate ethics and compliance – designing, developing, implementing and enhancing constantly-evolving, comprehensive, best-in-class, global ethics and compliance programs. Jim has extensive experience in writing, producing and communicating codes of conduct and corporate policies; designing, managing and implementing ethics & compliance risk assessments; implementing anti-compliance and bribery initiatives; conducting third party due diligence reviews; and helping managers at all levels become better ethical leaders.
Jim is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional.
An industry expert who is passionate about building progressive, outcome-driven ethics and compliance programs, Harper Wells serves as the Chief Compliance Officer at Learning Pool. She oversees the company’s ethics and compliance program and helps over 1,400 organizations around the world– including leading Fortune 500 organizations–transform their program strategy by leveraging technology and behavioral analytics.
Prior to Learning Pool, Harper spent over 15 years in compliance, risk, and governance roles across heavily regulated industries. She is an active author and speaker in prominent media outlets and industry events. Harper also chairs the True North Conference that brings together ethics and compliance professionals to find strategic solutions that maximize impact and strengthen the enterprise compliance function.
Course Director, Global Lead - Anti Money Laundering
Karen Woody's scholarship focuses on securities law, financial regulation, and white collar crime. She has published her work in a number of journals including the Cardozo Law Review, Fordham Law Review, and the Journal of Corporation Law, among others. Her work on conflict minerals is widely cited, and she recently testified for the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee regarding federal conflict minerals regulation.
Prior to joining W&L Law, Woody was on the faculty of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. Prior to entering academia, she practiced law in Washington, D.C. at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, Bracewell LLP, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. In her practice, she advised corporate and individual clients on issues related to white collar crime and compliance issues, with a particular focus on international corruption, securities and accounting fraud, and internal corporate investigations. While practicing law, she also served as an adjunct professor and taught a variety of law courses at Georgetown University Law Center, George Washington Law School, and American University Washington College of Law.
Woody received her LL.M. with distinction in Securities and Financial Regulation from Georgetown University Law Center. She received her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law, where she served on the American University Law Review. She also has a graduate degree in theology from Regent College (Vancouver, B.C.), and a B.A. from the University of Virginia.
Eric T. Young is a senior managing director at Guidepost Solutions. He advises highly regulated organizations on reengineering compliance, ethics, and regulatory technology programs to enable reputable and sustainable business growth. He focuses on building and sustaining enterprise compliance programs aligned with the U.S. Department of Justice Sentencing Guidelines and the rules and regulations enforced by governing agencies. Prior to joining Guidepost, Mr. Young was the chief executive officer and founder of Young Enterprises, a compliance advisory firm. Previously, he spent close to 40 years in chief compliance officer roles at some of the world’s largest institutions, including BNP Paribas Americas, S&P Global Ratings, Royal Bank of Scotland, General Electric, UBS, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, and JPMorgan Chase. He began his career at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Mr. Young is an adjunct professor of ethics and compliance classes at Fordham University School of Law and serves on the advisory boards for multiple AI technology companies. He received the inaugural Lifetime Achievement (Excellence in Compliance Community) Award by RAW Compliance, a non-profit global compliance platform and community. He is a frequent speaker and author and recently published the book “Declaration of Independence” about the strategic partnership between chief compliance officers and boards of directors. Mr. Young received a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University and held FINRA Series 24 and other securities licenses. He is a member of numerous industry organizations including the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists, and the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Executive Director, Ethics & Compliance Office- Global Data Analytics, Monitoring and Reporting and ABC Operations
Lisa Zavis Executive Director, Ethics & Compliance Office- Global Data Analytics, Monitoring and Reporting and ABC Operations
Lisa Zavis is the Executive Director of the Ethics & Compliance Global Data Analytics and Anti-Bribery and Corruption Operations team. In this capacity, Lisa manages X-US risk analytics and monitoring tools which are designed to assist markets in identifying, documenting, and mitigating risk in critical to compliance areas.Lisa has been with Merck for 25 years and joined the ABC team in August 2017. Prior to joining the ABC team, Lisa led the US Data Analytics & Transparency team. Throughout her career at Merck (and Schering Plough) Lisa has held various positions in Compliance, Global Business Operations and Sales Operations. Lisa started her career as an auditor at Coopers & Lybrand (now part of PWC) and holds an accounting degree from New York University and an MBA in Finance from Walden University.