Dates: February 6 - 8, 2022
Location: Miami, Florida
The Steering Committee welcomes a select group of up to 90 of the most promising compliance executives from Fortune 250 companies and other major multi-national organizations. A select few outside counsel 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 of up to 25, the group shares 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.
Anna Gitner is Associate General Counsel, Compliance Programs at Facebook. 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 Facebook, 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.
Kevin M. Henley is a Senior Director and Senior Compliance Counsel at Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. (Otsuka). He serves as the lead compliance attorney for several of Otsuka’s business units, including Research & Development, Digital Medicine and Strategic Initiatives. Kevin also directs numerous subfunctions within Otsuka’s Ethics & Compliance Department, including Healthcare Law Auditing and Monitoring, and Financial and Clinical Spend Transparency.
Prior to joining Otsuka, Kevin was a senior associate at Arnold & Porter LLP. During his time at Arnold & Porter LLP, he was twice named to the Washington, DC Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” List, and his articles regarding health and wellness mobile applications were featured in such publications as Law360 and Millennial Eye.
Kevin earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, and his JD from Howard University School of Law. He is a member of the California Bar and the DC Bar, and he previously served a three-year term on the DC Bar Pro Bono Committee.
Jessie O’Neil is the Global Business Integrity Lead for Barrick Gold Corporation, one of the world’s largest gold mining companies. In this role, Jessie oversees the company’s anti-corruption, anti-fraud, Code of Conduct and reporting programs across five continents.
She works with company leadership and other stakeholders on regulatory requirements, reporting and localizing initiatives. She also leads M&A and joint venture compliance assessments and Barrick’s ongoing compliance program development and implementation. Jessie has extensive experience with internal investigations, security and human rights, data analytics and system development and customization.
Jessie is Chair of the Compliance in Mining Network, an industry group dedicated to anti-corruption efforts and collective action, and a TRACE Foundation Board Member, supporting greater transparency and anti-bribery awareness.
She has 20 years’ experience in compliance, security and investigations. Prior to joining Barrick in 2011, she was a senior member of KPMG’s Forensic Corporate Intelligence group.
Based in Canada, Jessie holds an honors Criminology and Political Science degree from the University of Toronto.
Joseph (Joe) Sawin is the Director of Compliance Operations within Cummins Inc.’s Product Certification 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.
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.
Kristina is a graduate of the University of Toronto and is accredited as a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), a globally recognized badge of excellence in the meeting and event industry. Prior to joining Cambridge Forums, Kristina worked for the Toronto International Film Festival where she successfully planned and hosted events for high-level donors, corporate clients and film stars. Outside the office, Kristina is passionate about learning new things, being outdoors, trying new cuisines and exploring the world one country at a time.
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 is one of the most helpful meetings I attend primarily because of the quality of the attendees. These are some of the brightest minds in the Ethics and compliance space, and I return to my company with actionable ideas and improvements for our program that have been tried and tested by sophisticated companies. And the relationships I have built here are critical to me both professionally and personally."Melissa S. Barnes Eli Lilly and Company Indianapolis, IN
"A relatively small forum of highly regarded compliance professionals who represent public and private top companies and share valuable insights on every aspect of their roles. Forces me to think about new ways to innovate; evolve our program and adapt to new practices and to new emerging risk areas. The level of sophistication and expertise of the participants is consistent and outstanding, allowing the opportunity to have a much more in-depth discussions than in other forums."Nancy A. Grygiel Amgen Thousand Oaks, CA
“The roundtable style promotes discussion, brainstorming, and problem-solving among the leading compliance executives. There is cross-industry representatives from small, medium, and large global companies. Truly a best practice focused dialogue of practical topics and lessons learned.”Sarah Richardson W.L. Gore & Associates Flagstaff, AZ
The Roundtable for Compliance Leaders is scheduled to take place from February 6 – 8, 2022, at the Four Seasons in Miami, Florida. Please see our COVID-19 Precautions page for details on our commitment to safety.