Cambridge Forum for

Compliance Leaders

February 2 - 4, 2025 New Orleans, Louisiana
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The Steering Committee welcomes a select group of up to 48 of the most promising compliance executives from Fortune 200 companies and other major multi-national organizations. A select few outside counsel advisors round out the group as subject matter experts.

The Forum 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.

2025 Steering Committee

This elite group, comprised of experts in the field, personally nominates all invitees and develops the Agenda, which forms the basis of our discussions.

Committee Co-Chairs

  • Deb Horwitz Senior Director of Global Compliance and Privacy Operations Merz Aesthetics Raleigh-Durham, NC

    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 Director and AGC - Business Conduct and Ethics Amazon Seattle, WA

    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.

  • Angela M. Xenakis Partner Sidley Austin LLP Washington, D.C.

Committee Members

  • Janine Foster Senior Director, Corporate Compliance Target Corporation Minneapolis, MN
  • Naana A. Frimpong Partner DLA Piper Atlanta, GA
  • Anna Gitner Associate General Counsel, Compliance Programs Meta Platforms Inc. Arlington, VA

    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.

  • Laura Greenman Managing Director StoneTurn New York, NY
  • Michael Paik Managing Counsel / Senior Director, Global Compliance McDonald’s Corporation Chicago, IL
  • Kimberly A. Parker Partner WilmerHale Washington, D.C.
  • Amie Phillips Pablo Senior Director, Ethics, Compliance & Privacy, North America Privacy Office Lead Novo Nordisk Inc. Princeton, NJ

    Amie Phillips Pablo is a Senior Director, Ethics Compliance & Privacy at Novo Nordisk, Inc. where she leads the North America Privacy Office and oversees the organization’s compliance with complex government requirements. She has extensive experience with providing strategic oversight for compliance with government regulations relevant for the healthcare industry.  Specifically, Amie’s work focuses on creating and implementing ethics and compliance programs that adhere to the the mission of the organization.  Amie has worked through compliance obligations such as Drug Price Transparency, Data Ethics & Privacy, HCP/HCO Transparency, Drug Affordability, Corporate Agreements with HHS (e.g, CIA, DPA), REMS, FDA, TAA, etc.   Prior to Novo Nordisk, Amie was with Ernst & Young’s Fraud Investigation & Dispute Practice.

  • Anne Heavey Scheinfeldt Assistant Deputy General Counsel, International Trade Controls Comcast Cable West Hartford, CT

    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.

  • Waqas Shahid Vice President Charles River Associates New York, NY

Forum Director

  • Emily Scott Vice President, Regulatory & Emerging Markets Cambridge Forums Toronto, ON [email protected] M: +1 437 223 2813

    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.

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