Biography

Rachel Gerstein is the Executive Director & Senior Compliance Counsel, E&C Training and Communications at Avon Products, Inc.  In that role, she is responsible for the continuous improvement of the Ethics & Compliance program.  Her responsibilities encompass Training & Communications, Culture & Tone at the Top, Program Governance, Risk Assessment, Monitoring, and compliance with the law, the Code of Conduct and Avon policies.

Recently, Rachel has spoken at the following:

  • Practicing Law Institute: Advanced Compliance & Ethics Workshop 2017
  • Ethics & Compliance Institute: Spring Best Practice Forum 2017
  • Practicing Law Institute: Advanced Compliance & Ethics Workshop 2015

Prior to coming to Avon, Ms. Gerstein was Senior Counsel at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP.  As a litigator, she handled complex litigations and investigations, including those involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, breach of contract, and securities fraud.  She began her legal career at Weil Gotshal & Manges, LLP.

Ms. Gerstein graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she currently serves on the Compliance Advisory Board.  She holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Ms. Gerstein graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was an Editor of the Journal of International Law and a member of the Student Moot Court Board.  She holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan.

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