Events & Announcements

Upcoming Events

Join WWCDA Toronto for a Cocktails and Canvas Night

Cocktails and Canvas

The Toronto chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association and NERA Economic Consulting are hosting a paint night on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

Please join us for a night of painting, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres. We will supply the painting supplies and artist’s guided instruction; you provide the creativity and camaraderie. No previous experience or painting skill required! We hope to see you there.

One of the primary goals of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association, a coalition of women defence lawyers and other professionals who specialise in white collar defence, is to provide opportunities to promote and enhance professional practices and business development opportunities.

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Please RSVP by Wednesday, January 17, 2018. For questions about this event, please contact

Location: Thompson Toronto, 550 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2V4, Canada

Time: 5:30 – 8:00pm

DC Chapter Annual Holiday Party on December 4th


Please join us on Monday, December 1, 2017, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, for our annual holiday party.  The Claro Group will be hosting us at Rizik’s, one of the oldest dress shops in DC, for a wine tasting and trunk show.  In the spirit of women supporting women, we will be joined by two women entrepreneurs, Sandra Taylor and Cindy Fields.

Sandra Taylor is the CEO of Sustainable Business International and former SVP of Corporate Social Responsibility at Starbucks.  She recently authored a book, The Business of Sustainable Wine: How to Build Brand Equity in a 21 Century Wine Industry. She will lead a short discussion on the business case for sustainable wine, and how brands have used sustainability and social responsibility to grow brand equity with the key demographics of the wine industry – women and millennials.  An excerpt from her book is attached for those interested.

Cindy Fields is the CEO of Cynthia Fields LLC and former President and CEO of Victoria’s Secret Catalog and  In October, she launched a new line of iconic dresses designed in New York with exquisite fabric and expert tailoring.  Her dresses will be on display during our event.  To preview her line in advance, follow this link:

We look forward to seeing you next Monday!


Upcoming Ohio Chapter Events

October 12, 2017 (5:30 – 6:30 p.m.): Meeting/Cocktail Hour, Tucker Ellis (Cleveland, Ohio)

November 16, 2017 (12 – 1 p.m.):  Lunch meeting, McDonald Hopkins LLC (Cleveland, Ohio)

For more information and to register, contact:

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

New York Chapter Fall Kick-off Event on October 3rd

On October 3, the New York Chapter will host its first meeting of the season at the New York City Bar Association. Janet Broeckel, Managing Director and Associate General Counsel at Goldman Sachs, and Lisa Zornberg, Chief of the Criminal Division from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the S.D.N.Y., will speak.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact:

Rachel S. Harris
P: (212) 558-3999

DC Chapter February Luncheon Featuring Mara Senn, trial attorney at the Kleptocracy Initiative

Our February 22nd lunch for the DC Women’s White Collar Defense Association will be held at Morton’s, 1050 Connecticut Avenue, at 12:30pm. Our guest speaker will be Mara Senn, trial attorney at the Kleptocracy Initiative of the Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section of DOJ’s Criminal Division, and former member of this esteemed Women’s group when she was a Partner at Arnold & Porter.

To RSVP, please send an email Karen Popp ( and Susan Markel (


South Florida Chapter Panel Discussion & Luncheon on December 6th

Please join us for a panel discussion and luncheon featuring prominent General Counsels from South Florida.

“The Evolving Enforcement Environment: When and Why General Counsels Hire White Collar Lawyers”
Organized by the Women’s White Collar Defense Association, Miami Chapter, and hosted by Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

Panelists include:

  • Lin Cherry, HBO Latin America Group
  • Jill Granat, Burger King Corporation
  • Grace Mora, Fontainebleau Florida Hotel, LLC
  • Cory Shade, Perry Ellis International, Inc.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
11:45 a.m.

Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
333 S.E. 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400
Miami, Florida 33131

RSVP to Maggie Antich – – by Friday, December 2.

Valet parking available at the JW Marriott Marquis and complimentary self-parking available at the Wells Fargo Center.

DC Chapter WWCDA Lunch

The D.C. Women’s White Collar Defense Association will kick-off the fall with a lunch on September 28, 2016 at 12:30pm, hosted by Amsterdam and Partners, LLP.  The lunch will be held at the Bourbon Steak restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW, DC.   Our guest speaker will be Robert Amsterdam, who currently represents the Republic of Turkey in its global investigation of the U.S. resident cleric Fethullah Gülen.  This should be a fascinating talk —  the government of Turkey is accusing Mr. Gülen of being the mastermind behind the July 15 attempted military coup in Turkey.

Please RSVP via email to Karen Popp and Sherri Kesser to attend.

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