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Sarah M. DiLorenzo

Arthur J Gallagher & Co.
Associate General Counsel - Compliance
Rolling Meadows, IL, USA


Sarah has been responsible for global compliance at Gallagher since joining the company in 2014. Having joined the company as its first Chief Compliance Officer, her priorities now include the following: implementation of the anti-corruption (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and UK Bribery Act) and global sanctions (Office of Foreign Assets Control) compliance programs with special focus on high risk markets; overseeing the ethics and compliance hotline and the intake of reports of potential misconduct; managing the global internal investigation process for allegations of misconduct and ensuring appropriate resolution; working to increase employee awareness of the channels for raising concerns without fear of retaliation; partnering with legal and IT colleagues to build a data protection and privacy program to meet the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation; enhancing and extending the compliance training curriculum to cover new and emerging requirements and reach a global audience; engaging and providing regular guidance to employees on gifts and entertainment, political activities and ethical business practices; building and overseeing the global conflict of interest management process, and partnering with members of management on the company’s risk management committee to identify and mitigate existing and future risks. She partners with the Chief Ethics Officer on ethics and compliance initiatives which have resulted in Gallagher’s receipt of Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies award for six years running.

Prior to joining Gallagher, Sarah held several in-house roles and worked in private practice. She was Senior Counsel for McDonald’s Corporation, where she was responsible for global compliance, anti-corruption and third party due diligence, policy development, ethics training, and internal investigations. As in-house counsel for Sears Holdings Corporation, she advised Sears Roebuck, Kmart and subsidiaries on a wide range of ethics and regulatory compliance issues. At both Allstate and Argonaut Insurance Company, she managed reinsurance claims arising out of asbestos, environmental and mass tort actions and provided advice on the implications of emerging environmental and insurance-related legislation. At the law firm of Merlo, Kanofsky & Brinkmeier, she defended insurers through litigation, trial and appeal of complex insurance coverage actions nationwide. She received her J.D. from Indiana University School of Law and her Bachelor’s degree from St. Louis University. She is a member of the Business and Ethics Leadership Alliance.
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