2018 Annual Attorney Meeting

Join us in San Diego, California for this year’s not-to-be-missed event!

Women’s White Collar Defense Association’s 2018 Annual Attorney Meeting
San Diego | February 27-28, 2018
Kimpton Solamar Hotel, 435 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

The Women’s White Collar Defense Association will host hundreds of women white collar attorneys from around the world at our Annual Attorney Meeting (formerly known as “Spa Day”). This is our signature event and features powerful learning and networking opportunities, talks from influential legal industry leaders, and moments to relax with friends and business contacts on the San Diego coastline.

It’s important to plan your trip to San Diego in advance, as the WWCDA Annual Meeting space is limited at the hotel. Stay a little longer after the 2018 Annual Attorney Meeting for the 2018 ABA White Collar Crime Conference that begins the following day.


Program Agenda:

Below is our preliminary agenda. More speakers and sessions to be announced.


2:00 PM-3:00 PM – WWCDA’s Business Meeting (Cortez Ballroom)

Join Chair Karen Popp and the rest of the WWCDA City Leaders and Executive Committee for a Chair Report and Committee Reports. This session will include a discussion of WWCDA 2017 successes and plans for 2018 and beyond.

3:00 PM-5:00 PM – WWCDA Networking Session (Cortez Ballroom)

Let’s get together to foster successful referral relationships across regions and across the country. This not-to-be-missed session will be facilitated by networking expert Tara Weintritt. Tara will share tips and tricks to expand and develop your practice through referrals, while bringing us together in new ways to forge lasting referral relationships.

Honorary Speaker: Tara Weintritt – Partner, Wicker Park Group

5:30 PM-7:00 PM – Cocktail Reception (Sun and Sea Deck)

Take advantage of this networking opportunity as you enjoy a drink and mingle with fellow WWCDA attorney members.

7:00 PM-10:00 PM – Dinner with Keynote Speaker Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell (Cortez Ballroom)

Join us for a gourmet dinner and opportunity to hear from one of the most influential judges in modern times. U.S. District Chief Judge Howell the very active U.S. district court in our nation’s capital. Before being appointed to the bench by President Obama, she was a Commissioner on the U.S. Sentencing Commission, General Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, and an AUSA and Deputy Chief of the Narcotics Section in the Eastern District of New York.

Keynote SpeakerThe Honorable Beryl A. Howell – Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia


8:00 AM-10:00 AM – Breakfast with Special Guest Speaker (Cortez Ballroom)

Join us for a gourmet breakfast and opportunity to hear from an influential industry leader. We will announce her name soon!

Keynote Speaker: Awaiting Speaker Confirmation