Lauren A. Ferrari is the founding Managing Director of the Office of Business Integrity & Compliance for Lucent/Alcatel-Lucent (now Nokia, Global Compliance Programs & Operations). In this role, Ms. Ferrari developed and successfully implemented the company’s first comprehensive global ethics and compliance program, with a key focus on global Anti-Corruption compliance. The global program established high standards for compliance and successfully evolved through two successive mergers and a compliance monitorship. She continues in this role today with the merged company.
Previously, Ms. Ferrari served as a member of the law department of Mobil Oil Corporation, specializing in corporate matters. Following Mobil, Ms. Ferrari joined Warner-Lambert Company as the Chief Global EH&S Counsel where she managed the Regulatory/EH&S legal compliance function, including the global EH&S audit program during a period of tremendous growth. Prior to Warner-Lambert, Ms. Ferrari supported the development of the global compliance program at Mead/Westvaco Corporation and practiced corporate law at a major law firm in New York.
In 2010, Ms. Ferrari was publicly recognized by ETHISPHERE as a visionary leader in global compliance and a top Ethics and Compliance Officer. She is currently serving on the Advisory Committee of the Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership and on the Board of Directors of the William & Mary Law School Foundation. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Ethics & Compliance Officers Association (ECOA/ECI) and served as founding Chair of the Nominating & Governance Committee. Ms. Ferrari volunteers in her community, having served on the USA Archery Ethics Committee, the Board of Directors of the NJ Special Olympics, the Advisory Committee to the Kent Place Ethics Institute and the Board of Trustees of the PaperMill Playhouse.
Ms. Ferrari has written extensively on ethics and compliance, co-authored a chapter in a leading ethics and compliance handbook, and is a frequent invited speaker at many distinguished conferences and universities. Ms. Ferrari received her J.D. from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg Virginia. She completed her undergraduate work with high honors at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York and at Oxford University in England.