Rebecca Walker is a partner in the law firm of Kaplan & Walker LLP, a law firm specializing in compliance and ethics located in Santa Monica, California and Princeton, New Jersey. Ms. Walker advises clients on the development and implementation of compliance and ethics programs that are tailored to each client's legal risks and business needs and that conform to applicable government requirements and pronouncements regarding effective compliance programs. Ms. Walker has counseled numerous companies in diverse industries on the various components of their compliance and ethics programs, including risk assessment, codes of conduct and other policies, compliance training, monitoring and auditing systems, reporting procedures, program structure and program documentation. She has also conducted numerous assessments of companies' compliance and ethics programs and compliance risk assessments. Her clients have included companies from the consumer products, apparel, financial services, pharmaceutical, healthcare, banking, advertising, consulting, telecommunications, energy, retail and airline industries, including many companies in the Fortune 500.
Ms. Walker currently serves as Program Director for The Conference Board's Research Working Group on Safeguarding Intellectual Property and Preventing Corruption in the Global Supply Chain. She also chairs the Practising Law Institute's annual Compliance and Ethics Institute in New York and PLI's annual Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop in San Francisco. Ms. Walker also serves on the Advisory Boards of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and the Corporate Compliance Center at the South Texas College of Law.
Ms. Walker has published numerous articles regarding compliance and ethics. She is a contributing editor of ethikos, a leading compliance and ethics journal, and serves on the editorial board of Compliance and Ethics, a bi-monthly magazine.
Ms. Walker received her B.A. (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Georgetown University and her J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard Law School.