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Rebecca Walker

Rebecca Walker

Kaplan & Walker LLP

Santa Monica, CA, USA


Rebecca Walker is a partner in the Santa Monica, California office of Kaplan & Walker LLP, a law firm that assists organizations in developing, implementing and improving their corporate compliance and ethics programs. For nearly twenty years, Ms. Walker has specialized in advising 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. Ms. Walker has counseled numerous companies in diverse industries on the various components of their compliance and ethics programs, including:

  • Assisting organizations in effectively structuring their programs;
  • Drafting and revising codes of conduct and other policies and procedures, including conflicts of interest and anti-corruption policies and procedures;
  • Developing and delivering compliance training and assisting in the development of compliance training and communications plans;
  • Developing reporting systems, investigations procedures and investigations training; and
  • Developing risk assessment processes and conducting compliance risk assessments.

Ms. Walker has also conducted numerous assessments of compliance and ethics programs, including assessments of entire programs as well as “deep dive” assessments of program elements, such as investigations procedures and program structure, and subject matter areas, such as conflicts of interest and anti-corruption programs.  She has also served as a monitor for the Department of the Air Force and as an independent consultant reviewing programs for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Ms. Walker’s clients have included companies from the oil and gas, government contracting, engineering/construction, energy, financial services, pharmaceutical, health care, banking, automotive, publishing, advertising, consulting, telecommunications, retail, consumer products, apparel, railroad and shipping industries, among others, including many companies in the Fortune 500.

Ms. Walker chairs the Practising Law Institute's annual Compliance and Ethics Institute in New York and their annual Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop in San Francisco.  Ms. Walker serves on the Advisory Board of the Compliance and Ethics Professional Magazine, published by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) and on the Editorial Board of the Complete Compliance and Ethics Manual. For seven years, Ms. Walker served on the Advisory Board of the SCCE, the largest association of compliance professionals in the world.  For many years, she also served on the Advisory Board of the Corporate Compliance Center at the South Texas College of Law. Ms. Walker is the author of Conflicts of Interest in Business and the Professions: Law and Compliance, published by Thomson West in 2005.  She is the co-author of a number of compliance surveys, published by The Conference Board, the SCCE and others. Ms. Walker has also published numerous articles regarding compliance and ethics.  Ms. Walker is a frequent speaker on compliance and ethics issues, including for the Practising Law Institute, the SCCE, The Conference Board, and other legal and business groups.

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. 

Rebecca Walker is associated with the following items:
Interactive Learning Center  Interactive Learning Center Internal Investigation Game, Monday, May 01, 2017, New York, NY
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2017
Compliance & Ethics Essentials 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Reporting to the Board on the Compliance and Ethics Program, Compliance & Ethics Professional (June 2014) - Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2017, Wednesday, November 08, 2017
The Evolution of the Law of Corporate Compliance in the United States: A Brief Overview (August 2017) - Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2017, Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Beyond the Sentencing Guidelines: Governing Directives, Guidelines and Standards from Around the World (2017) - Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2017, Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Extending the Reach of Your Program: Compliance and Ethics Liaisons, Compliance & Ethics Professional (December 2014) - Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2017, Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Reporting to the Board on the Compliance and Ethics Program, Compliance & Ethics Professional, June 2014, at 59 - Compliance & Ethics Essentials 2018, Monday, April 30, 2018
Extending the Reach of Your Program: Compliance and Ethics Liaisons, Compliance & Ethics Professional, December 2014, at 21 - Compliance & Ethics Essentials 2018, Monday, April 30, 2018
Beyond the Sentencing Guidelines: Governing Directives, Guidelines and Standards from Around the World, The Complete Compliance and Ethics Manual (2018) - Compliance & Ethics Essentials 2018, Monday, April 30, 2018
Compliance Developments and Concerns for 2018, Compliance & Ethics Professional, January 2018, at 73 - Compliance & Ethics Essentials 2018, Monday, April 30, 2018
Ethics and Compliance Program Charters and the Value of Self Knowledge, ethikos: The Journal of Business Ethics, January/February 2018, at 37 - Compliance & Ethics Essentials 2018, Monday, April 30, 2018
The Evolution of the Law of Corporate Compliance in the United States: A Brief Overview (August 2017) - Compliance & Ethics Essentials 2018, Monday, April 30, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2017 San Francisco, Thursday, November 09, 2017, San Francisco, CA
Compliance & Ethics Essentials 2018, Friday, June 08, 2018, New York, NY
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters International Corporate Compliance; and Appendices 6A-6C - International Corporate Practice: A Practitioner's Guide to Global Success, Friday, January 19, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Board Oversight and Program Structure: Program Authority and Independence - Compliance & Ethics Essentials 2018, Monday, June 04, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Board Oversight and Program Structure: Program Authority and Independence - Board Oversight and Program Structure: Program Authority and Independence, Monday, June 04, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Board Oversight and Program Structure: Program Authority and Independence - Board Oversight and Program Structure: Program Authority and Independence, Monday, June 04, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Board Oversight and Program Structure: Program Authority and Independence - Board Oversight and Program Structure: Program Authority and Independence, Monday, June 04, 2018
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2018, Monday, November 12, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Compliance & Ethics Essentials 2019, Thursday, July 18, 2019, New York, NY
Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2019, Monday, November 11, 2019, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2018, Monday, November 12, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Compliance & Ethics Essentials 2019, Thursday, May 30, 2019, New York, NY
Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2019, Monday, November 11, 2019, San Francisco, CA
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop 2018, Monday, November 12, 2018, New Orleans, LA
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