March 02, 2022

2022-0301-CICR-network-01-600x350.JPGOn the evening of March 1, 2022, Catholic Law’s Compliance, Investigations, and Corporate Responsibility (CICR) Program hosted an alumni career panel and networking reception. The evening event welcomed alumni guest speakers Matthew Bester ’98, Director of Competition Law, Accenture; Mary Blatch ’03, Regulatory Counsel and Data Privacy Officer, CFA Institute; Andrew McFarland ’98, Attorney Advisor, U.S. Department of Justice, National Security Division, Office of Intelligence; and Andrew Tobin ’06, Deputy Director, U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Office of Ethics. A number of other alumni, as well as current students, attended the program.

Professor Sarah H. Duggin, Director of CICR, welcomed those in attendance and made some brief introductory remarks. Duggin was particularly excited to be hosting CICR’s first in-person event in nearly two years. She then turned the program over to the student moderators Zachary Aman (2L) and Claire Glasso (2L) both of whom are members of CICR. In the moderated conversation, the panelists discussed the arc of their professional careers, their work day-to-day and some of the issues that are currently front and center in the compliance field, certifications and experience that lend well to working in compliance, other areas of law that they find interesting, and their advice they would give to students and young lawyers just starting out in compliance. After the conclusion of the program, panelists, other visiting alumni, students, and guests were invited to the Louise H. Keelty and James K. Keelty, Jr. Atrium for a reception and a chance to network.