Events & Announcements

Upcoming Events

Los Angeles Chapter June 2018 Luncheon & Panel Discussion

Please Join Us for a Luncheon and Panel Discussion on

Criminal Defense in the #MeToo Era

Featuring WWCDA LA Chapter Members:

Becky James and Vicki Podberesky

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Scheper Kim & Harris LLP
The CalEdison Building
601 West Fifth Street, 12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071


Special thanks to WWCDA LA Chapter Members Angela Machala and Jean Nelson for hosting the event.

London Chapter Summer Social

We would be delighted if you could join us at The Wallbook Club for the Women’s White Collar Defence Association Summer Social.


Wednesday, 27 June 2018
6:30 p.m. / Drinks and canapés

The Wallbrook Club
37A Walbrook / London / EC4N 8BS

To RSVP or for additional information, please contact Lee-Ann Drotsky at or +44 20 7519 7429.


Fall 2018 DC Chapter Events


Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Guest speaker: Jessie Liu, United States Attorney for DC
Time: 12:30pm
Venue: Miller & Chevalier, 900 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Guest speaker: Kerri Ruttenberg, Jones Day – CLE Talk on Design and Use of Visuals
Time: 12:30pm
Venue: Jones Day, 51 Louisiana Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001

To RSVP, contact

Toronto Chapter: An Evening of Crypto and Champagne

On behalf of the Toronto Chapter of the Women in White Collar Defense Association, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP invites you to an evening of cryptocurrency and champagne tasting.

Topics explored will include recent trends in the cryptocurrency market, cross-border regulation and enforcement proceedings. The event will include an informal panel where industry leaders, Pat Chaukos, Deputy Director of the OSC Launchpad on Fintech Innovation, Iliana Oris Valiente, Global Blockchain Innovation Lead at Accenture and Meghan Spillane, Partner at Goodwin Procter LLP, Digital Currency + Blockchain Technology Practice, will provide us with key insights from the rapidly evolving field of cryptocurrency regulation.

Thursday April 26, 2018
5:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Registration & Welcome Toast
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Informal Panel Discussion
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Champagne Tasting & Sabering

Osler Conference Centre
100 King Street West
1 First Canadian Place
Toronto ON
Reception Located on the 63rd Floor

Click here to RSVP.

Upcoming Ohio Chapter Events

  • March 23, 2018: Lunch meeting at McDonald Hopkins (Noon-1 p.m.)
  • May 15,  2018:  Happy hour at Urban Farmer (5:00 – 6:00 p.m.)
  • July 17, 2018:  Cocktail hour at Shoreby Club pool (5:00 – 6:30 p.m.)
  • August 8, 2018: Lunch meeting at McDonald Hopkins (Noon-1 p.m.)
  • October 23, 2018: Happy hour (5:00-6:00 p.m., location TBD)
  • November 12, 2018:  Lunch meeting at McDonald Hopkins (Noon-1 p.m.)

For more information or to register for any of these upcoming events, contact:

Jennifer Dowdell Armstrong
Member, McDonald Hopkins LLC
600 Superior Avenue East, Suite 2100
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
(216) 348-5809

Toronto Paint Night

The Toronto chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association and NERA Economic Consulting recently hosted “paint night.” A good time was had by all!


DC Chapter Luncheon Featuring Carol Leonnig, The Washington Post

The next Women’s White Collar Defense Association DC Chapter Lunch will be Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 12:30 pm, hosted by Biz Van Gelder, Niki Sprinzen, Rebecca Brodey, Karen Williams and Emily Gurskis at Cozen O’Connor, 1200 19th Street, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC.

The Washington Post’s Carol Leonnig will be our guest speaker. Leonnig is a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter who has been at The Washington Post since 2000.  Her work holding governments accountable has drawn numerous national awards and led to major legislative reform and federal investigations.  She won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for her work on the security failures and misconduct within the US Secret Service. She was also part of a Washington Post team that was awarded the Pulitzer for revealing the US government’s secret, broad surveillance of Americans through the disclosures of Edward Snowden. Leonnig currently reports on the Mueller special counsel investigation and investigates Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Before joining The Washington Post, Leonnig covered city halls, legislatures and Congress in various postings at the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Charlotte Observer and the Washington bureau of the former Knight-Ridder newspaper chain.

We hope to see you at the lunch!

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