Welcome to the Great Women in Compliance Podcast, co-hosted by Lisa Fine and Mary Shirley. Today, Mary concludes her two-part episode with Michelle Shapiro, a partner at the law firm of Arent Fox.  Michelle is a career white collar criminal defense attorney who has spent nearly 20 years representing individuals and companies through all phases of investigations and criminal proceedings by federal and state prosecutors and regulators, related to myriad high-stakes issues, such as alleged corruption; insider trading; money laundering; tax, health care, securities and accounting fraud; anti-trust violations; and cyber and other crimes. She also conducts internal investigations of potential misconduct by corporate officers, employees, and agents, including multifaceted transnational investigations for Fortune 500 companies.

Mary speaks with Michelle Shapiro, a partner at Arent Fox about her Compliance experience from the perspective of external counsel.  Episode Two with Michelle opens with interesting insights from Michelle based on her experience volunteering on the WomenLEAD Committee and Diversity and Inclusion Committee at a previous law firm. She shares details of the success stories of those committees which is timely information for anyone thinking about setting up similar committees in their own workplace.  The conversation to asks us to think beyond a token gesture initiative in these areas and consider what companies can do to show that they are truly invested in the advancement of women leaders and valuing diversity and inclusion.

Mary asks Michelle to draw on some of her benchmarking oversight (one of the aspects of working in consultancy that Mary really misses is getting insight into what several other companies are doing firsthand) and share developments she has observed of companies evolving their due diligence program.

To wrap up the episode Mary and Michelle talk about a couple of the key things they look out for when conducting investigations across borders.

Listen in to this episode where Michelle turns the tables on Mary and throws in some surprise questions of her own!

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