Dates: February 4 - 6, 2024
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
The Steering Committee welcomes a select group of up to 50 of the most promising compliance executives from primarily Fortune 200 companies and other major multi-national organizations. A select few advisors round out the group as subject matter experts.
The Roundtable provides the opportunity for participants to connect with their peers across a diverse range of industries, benchmark their thinking on a variety of topics, and explore common concerns. Using candid, seminar-style discussion in small breakout groups, the participants share their varied experiences and engages in meaningful dialogue on the most pressing issues in corporate compliance.
This elite group, comprised of experts in the field, personally nominates all invitees and develops the Agenda, which forms the basis of our discussions.
Deb Horwitz, Esq. has worked in the Life Sciences industry for 17 years and 13 of these years has been with Merz Aesthetics, serving in several various roles within the organization. “Carrying a bag” or serving on the front lines as a sales representative is highly valued at Merz. Deb was a top 5% performing sales representative with Merz for almost six (6) years after which she moved internally into the Compliance Department. She managed corporate compliance responsibilities before being promoted to managing the HCP Compliance and Engagement department. Today, Deb is the Sr. Director of Global Compliance Operations and Privacy.
Yousri Omar is Senior Corporate Counsel, Business Conduct and Ethics at Amazon. After clerking for the Hon. Michael F. Urbanski in the Western District of Virginia, Yousri spent seven years with Vinson & Elkins’ white collar and government investigations practice in Washington DC before joining Amazon. Yousri helps lead Amazon’s global corporate compliance program.
Anna Gitner is Associate General Counsel, Compliance Programs at Meta. Anna designs and implements strategic compliance programs to drive risk mitigation and foster a culture of ethics and compliance. Anna’s work has spanned across risk areas, including anti-corruption, privacy, conflicts of interest, and tax. Prior to her work at Meta, Anna was an associate in White & Case’s White Collar / Investigations practice and started her career as a paralegal at the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division.
Joseph (Joe) Sawin is the Director of Compliance Operations within Cummins Inc.’s Product Compliance and Regulatory Affairs Organization. In this role, Joe is responsible for resource planning, training, and operational excellence.
Prior to his current role, Joe was Patent and Product Emissions Counsel in the Legal Function at Cummins. With a focus on Title II of the US Clean Air Act, Joe counseled Cummins on product emission certification and compliance issues and regulatory policy globally. As a registered patent attorney, Joe also provided legal counsel on a broad range of intellectual property matters including transactions, patent prosecution and protection, telematics, and data transfer. Prior to joining the Legal Function, Joe held various product certification, compliance, and regulatory affairs roles within Cummins.
Before Cummins, Joe was a vehicle development engineer with Ford Motor Company. As an avid car fan, Joe is a self-proclaimed gearhead who always is willing to “talk cars.”
Joe received his BS in mechanical engineering from Purdue University, MS in automotive engineering from the University of Michigan, and JD from Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law with a concentration in environmental law.
Anne Scheinfeldt is Assistant Deputy General Counsel for International Trade Controls at Comcast Cable. She leads the International Trade Controls program with responsibility for compliance with the EAR, ITAR, sanctions, antiboycott, and import laws. Anne has been in-house counsel for over a decade, with previous experience as Director and US Trade Controls Counsel at Cognizant, a Fortune 200 Digital Services company, and Assistant General Counsel for International Trade Compliance at UTC Aerospace Systems. In those roles she oversaw export, sanctions, and antiboycott compliance, global initiatives, and M&A due diligence and Integration work; managed ITC staff in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Middle East regions; and conducted numerous investigations and prepared voluntary disclosures.
Anne started her career in the International Trade group at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLC. As outside counsel, she advised clients regarding export controls, sanctions, antiboycott, customs, and trade remedies, as well as anticorruption, with a focus on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Anne obtained her AB from Harvard College, an MA in Human Rights from the University of London, and her JD from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Emily holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Queen’s University. Before joining Cambridge Forums, Emily spent ten years working as an event manager; from leading full-scope event production of gala fundraisers in Toronto, to travelling the world as a destination wedding planner, managing each event from concept to onsite execution. Armed with deep expertise in relationship management and event logistics, Emily looks to deliver standout participant experiences as a Forum Director. Outside of the office, Emily can be found scouring Spotify for new music, hosting dinner parties for her friends and family, and perfecting her golf swing.
Built on genuine interactions and spontaneous connections, Cambridge Forums provides a unique opportunity for compliance executives to benchmark their thinking and have practical discussions on issues they frequently deal with.
"This level of engagement and candid conversation is unmatched. The level of insights and collaboration will have an immediate impact to Toyota's Compliance program."Matthew D. Collins Toyota Motor North America, Inc. Plano, TX
"An opportunity to connect & engage with leaders in the field. So many best practices shared."Danielle M. Corcione Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC West Orange, NJ
“The Roundtable is an intimate group of cross-industry compliance professionals encountering similar challenges and opportunities. The discussions were surprisingly open, incredibly productive and of great value. I am thrilled to be a part of this special network.”Allison Molfetas Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. Rockville, MD