The 2021 WWCDA Virtual Awards Gala

Was Held Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021 

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Welcome to the
 2021 WWCDA Awards Gala
 Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021 | 7 pm EST

Recognizing achievement in the White Collar field while advancing opportunities for women

2021 WWCDA Award Winners  

  • WWCDA Champion Award – Sally Q. Yates, former Acting U.S. Attorney General
  • WWCDA Group Award – Merck & Co., Inc.
  • WWCDA Laurie A. Miller Leadership Award for the Advancement of Women in White Collar Defense – Jamie Gorelick, former U.S. Deputy Attorney General
  • WWCDA Catherine M. O’Neil Mentoring Award – Jillian Trezza, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Inaugural WWCDA Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Outstanding Law Student Award — Sara Wood, Tulane University Law School

Master of Ceremonies

Former Assistant Attorney General – Leslie Caldwell (Partner, Latham Watkins)

Other Features

Guest speakers, included, Kent Walker (Chief Legal Officer of Google), Loretta E. Lynch (former U.S. Attorney General and Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison), Mary Jo White (Former SEC Chair and Debevoise & Plimpton Senior Chair), Donald B. Verrilli Jr. (Former Solicitor General and partner with Munger, Tolles & Olson), David Meyer (Dean of Tulane Law School), Jennifer Zachary (Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Merck), Andrew Ceresney (Former SEC Director of Enforcement and co-chair of the Litigation Department, Debevoise & Plimpton), and Karen Patton Seymour (Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell and Member of its Management Committee)

Co-Chairs of the 2021 Awards Gala

  • Hannah Bornstein, Nixon Peabody
  • Carrie Cohen, Morrison & Foerster
  • Naana Frimpong, DLA Piper