Karen A. Popp, global co-leader of Sidley’s White Collar: Government Litigation and Investigations group, was honored at the Women’s White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA) annual Awards Gala as a “WWCDA Trailblazer.”
Karen co-founded WWCDA in 1999 with the mission to bring more diversity to the white collar defense field. The organization has grown under Karen’s leadership, from a handful of women in the late 1990s to more than 2,500 members in 45 chapters around the world. Sally Yates, Jamie Gorelick, and the Merck Group will be among the award winners at the Gala. Guest speakers include Google’s Chief Legal Office, Kent Walker; Merck’s General Counsel, Jennifer Zachary; former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch; former Solicitor General Don Verrilli; former SEC Chair Mary Jo White; former SEC Director of Enforcement Andrew Ceresney; and former General Counsel of Goldman Sachs Karen Seymour.