Dates: November 8 - 10, 2023
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
The Steering Committee welcomes 48 leading attorneys and a select few in-house counsel from across the United States that specialize in white-collar crime and regulatory enforcement matters. Participants are within the age relevant peer group of mid-40 to mid-50, with at least 15 years of professional experience.
Using candid, seminar-style discussion at this annual meeting, the group shares experiences across jurisdictions to engage in meaningful dialogue on the most pressing issues their clients or company face today. Participants learn how others address these problems and identify practical solutions that can work for them.
This elite group, comprised of experts in the field, personally nominates all invitees and develops the Agenda, which forms the basis of our discussions.
Lisa LeCointe-Cephas is the Senior Vice President, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer of Merck and is also AGC, Human Health Legal, Office of General Counsel. Lisa is also the Global Pro Bono Lead for the Company, and the Global Executive Sponsor of the League of Employees of African Descent (LEAD) Employee Business Resource Group.
Lisa and her team are responsible for coordinating Merck’s efforts to ensure compliance with laws and regulations around the world and fostering an ethical, values-based corporate culture. Lisa has significant experience building programs and training that promote a culture of integrity and compliance and driving high levels of employee engagement.
Prior to joining Compliance, Lisa served as the Head of the Global Investigations organization for the Company for over 3 years. In that capacity, Lisa managed a team of lawyers around the world who are responsible for conducting investigations related to breaches of Merck’s policies, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, international anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws and False Claims Act cases.
Lisa joined Merck in February 2018 from Bristol-Myers Squibb Corp. (“BMS”), where Lisa served as lead Government Investigations counsel. Prior to BMS, Lisa was a partner in the Government Investigations and White-Collar Defense practice of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
Lisa received her BA in Psychology from Yale University and received her JD from Columbia Law School.
Shona graduated from the University College Dublin with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Spanish. She has a background in medical, insurance and financial administration. In her spare time, Shona loves to travel and enjoys planning trips all around the world.
Monica holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Media Studies from Western University in London, ON. Before joining Cambridge Forums, she spent five years working as a Senior Production Manager; leading agenda/program development and speaker acquisition for corporate conferences across North America. With a passion for project management, client relations, and event development, Monica looks to deliver and achieve great success in the Forum Director role. Outside of the office, Monica can be found at her local Spin studio doing a workout class, planning her next travel adventure, and enjoying time with her family and friends.
Built on genuine interactions and spontaneous connections, the Forum is a unique opportunity for practical discussions among preeminent in-house and outside counsel leaders in white-collar crime and regulatory enforcement.
"The Forum was an amazing experience and a great opportunity to meet other lawyers to share our collective information. The people at the event were very willing to meet each other on a social level and talk about our cases in a way that helped everyone learn more about the White Collar practice. The discussions ranged from the esoteric to the very granular, which helped my practice on many levels. Plus keeping the conference to a small size made sure everyone met each other on a very substantive level."Sara Kropf Founder Kropf Moseley PLLC Washington, D.C.
"Many conferences offer substantive timely content but are essentially passive in terms of the experience. The Forum combines practical and interesting content with an active and dynamic set of interactions among participants. The smaller setting and social events breed collegiality and lively discussion."Caroline Judge Mehta Partner Zuckerman Spaeder LLP Washington, D.C.
"The Forum is much more interactive than most conferences. The invitation-only participation makes for a very high-quality dialogue. This conference is by far the best one that I attend."Amy Jeffress Partner Arnold & Porter Washington, D.C.
The Steering Committee would like to thank the following sponsor for their continued support of the Forum on White-Collar Crime & Regulatory Enforcement.
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