Training Accreditation TASA Advisory Committee

TASA Advisory Committee

TASA: TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation® is a comprehensive and rigorous year-long training and accreditation program that offers a professional credential for anti-bribery compliance specialists. TASA is awarded by TRACE, the internationally recognized anti-bribery standard setting organization, and supported by the TASA Advisory Committee. The TASA Advisory Committee includes executives from leading multinational organizations.


TASA Advisory Committee Members

Adrian Mebane, Deputy General Counsel and Vice President, Global Commercial & Supply Chain, The Hershey Company

Adrian D. Mebane is Deputy General Counsel and Vice President, Global Commercial & Supply Chain for The Hershey Company. He leads the company's global Legal Risk Center of Excellence and is responsible for addressing high-impact risks in the global ethics and compliance, regulatory, litigation and intellectual property practice areas. Mr. Mebane also is responsible for setting strategic direction for the global commercial and supply chain functions within the legal organization and for partnering with commercial and supply chain leadership to establish and implement legal strategies and programs. He directs the law department’s focus on continued value creation that enables an expanded breadth across the snackwheel, drives core confection, reallocates resources to expand margins, supports capacity expansion and supply chain flexibility, and strengthens internal capabilities to deliver commercial advantage for the department’s stakeholders. 

Mr. Mebane is a first-line trusted advisor to executive leadership, senior management, the Audit and Finance & Risk Management Committees and the Board of Directors on a variety of multifaceted commercial, legal, regulatory and compliance matters. A valued strategic partner for the company’s Executive Committee and other senior leadership, Mr. Mebane provides legal support that enables the company’s commercial priorities, including mergers and acquisitions, global marketing and advertising, corporate strategy, product innovation to drive transformation and competitor differentiation to enable brand power. He supports executive leadership on targeted growth opportunities, as well as evaluates and develops actions responsive to internal and external influences that impact commercial success. 

Mr. Mebane is extensively published and quoted as an expert and thought leader in the areas of fraud and corruption, emerging market risks, and international corporate risk identification, mitigation and management. 

Carolyn Lindsey, Head of Ethics & Compliance, Tate & Lyle plc.

 Carolyn Lindsey recently started as the Head of Ethics & Compliance at Tate & Lyle plc. Formerly
Carolyn was the Senior International Compliance Counsel for NBCUniversal. At NBCUniversal,
she worked with business units across the company to ensure implementation of the Comcast/
NBCUniversal Code of Conduct, including designing and rolling out procedures on third party due
diligence, gifts and business entertainment and international trade controls.

Prior to joining NBCUniversal, Carolyn was a Director of Advisory Services at TRACE. Carolyn has worked extensively with multinational companies, designing and implementing their anti-bribery compliance programs, including conducting comprehensive on-the-ground due diligence reviews; conducting anti-bribery training sessions around the world; designing anti-bribery programs, together with implementing policies and procedures; and designing and conducting anti-bribery risk assessments. While in private practice, Carolyn advised companies on compliance with the FCPA and other transnational anti-bribery laws. She was seconded to a major defense company for two years where she managed the global due diligence program for third party intermediaries.

Carolyn graduated with honors from The George Washington University Law School where she served as a Notes Editor on the International Law Review. She is a member of the Virginia and District of Columbia bar associations.

Julia Symon, Vice President – Chief Compliance Officer, KBR, Inc.

Julia Symon is Vice President – Chief Compliance Officer at KBR, Inc. and is responsible for KBR’s anti-corruption program.  Julia was instrumental in the successful completion of KBR’s three-year relationship with the Company’s corporate monitor who was appointed after KBR’s guilty plea and related settlement with the DOJ and SEC in February 2009.  

Prior to joining KBR in 2009, Julia was Counsel at Clifford Chance in Washington D.C. and represented clients in regulatory and litigation matters.

Kathleen O'Toole, Senior Counsel, Global Compliance and Safety Group, McDonald's Corporation

Kathleen O’Toole is a Senior Counsel in the Global Compliance and Safety group at McDonald's Corporation.  Kathy has been an in-house attorney at McDonald’s for the past 10 years and has provided legal counsel to business clients in a variety of areas including litigation, food safety, consumer product safety and other regulatory matters.  As a member of the Global Compliance group at McDonald’s for the past three years, Kathy has been engaged in compliance training initiatives, due diligence and investigations.

Prior to joining McDonald's Corporation, Kathy was in private practice in Chicago where she concentrated her practice in products liability, medical malpractice and professional liability defense. She received her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago in 1999 and her B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 1995. 

Krishna Juvvadi, Director, Global Compliance, Uber Technologies

 Krishna K. Juvvadi is a Director of Global Compliance at Uber Technologies, Inc., where he manages operations compliance for Uber products offered throughout the globe and compliance innovation programs.  Previously at Uber, Krishna, as the Head of U.S. Regulatory Affairs, was the lead regulatory lawyer in creating a regulatory framework for ridesharing and getting that framework passed in the majority of US states.  Prior to joining Uber, Krishna was a Partner at the law firm of Sher Leff LLP, where he was a senior member of a trial team that won a unanimous jury verdict for $236,000,000 against ExxonMobil on behalf of the State of New Hampshire for statewide groundwater contamination.  For his work on that trial, Krishna was awarded the California Lawyer Attorney of the Year and named a Finalist for Public Justice's Trial Lawyer of the Year.  Prior to Sher Leff, Krishna was a Trial Attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice.  Krishna received his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law and his B.A. from Northwestern University. 

Matt Bell, Former Deputy Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Export Compliance Officer (CECO), Legal Counsel,  ZTE Corporation and Chief Compliance Officer, Legal Counsel, ZTE USA

Matt Bell is a global compliance executive and the former Deputy Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Export Compliance Officer (CECO), Legal Counsel  of ZTE Corporation and Chief Compliance Officer, Legal Counsel of ZTE USA. In this dual role, Matt split his time between Texas and China. 

Prior to ZTE, Matt worked as the Senior Attorney for Anti-Corruption at KBR, Region Compliance Counsel for North America and Global Trade Compliance Counsel at Weatherford International, and he started his compliance career in consulting for both Ernst & Young and KPMG’s International Trade practices.  Matt received his LL.M. with Honors from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois with dual concentrations in International Finance & International Trade.  He received his law degree from Faulkner University in Alabama where he received national awards for Moot Court, and he received his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Oklahoma Christian University.

Matt has worked with a number of companies under investigation or who have reached significant settlements with various U.S. government agencies including the Department of Justice, OFAC, BIS, and the SEC.  Matt enjoys helping companies through these challenges and working with the business leaders to help them understand that the compliance department is a strategic partner in the business operations and sustainable growth strategy of the company.

Phil Firmin, Financial Crime Compliance, TIAA Nuveen (Europe)

Randi Roberts, Senior Compliance Officer, Criteo Corporation

Randi Roberts is Senior Compliance Officer for Criteo Corp.,  a Paris, France-based public multinational technology company specializing in digital performance advertising. Randi is a global lawyer with over 25 years of comprehensive experience advising complex multinationals on ethics and compliance programs, compliance due diligence and emerging market compliance risks.  

In her current role, she is responsible for all aspects of the company’s global corporate compliance and ethics program, and for ensuring Criteo’s compliance with laws, regulations and company policies.  She is also responsible for formulating and implementing Criteo’s Code of Business Conduct & Ethics, and for monitoring the company’s compliance with these standards and policies.  Randi oversees the company’s ethics complaint hotline and related internal investigations, and provides practical counsel to business clients in order to help them achieve strategic business objectives, while actively managing their legal and compliance risks.  
Prior to joining Criteo in May 2017, Randi was a Vice President of Compliance for 12 years at NBCUniversal, a leading multinational media company with interests in TV, films and theme parks, where she helped manage its compliance policies and procedures, and developed a specialized expertise in a wide range of compliance risk areas, including  FCPA/anti-bribery compliance, international trade controls and economic sanctions, conflicts of interest, gifts & entertainment, political activities and M&A compliance due diligence.     

Randi is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Northwestern University School of Law. Before joining NBCUniversal, she was a Director in the Fraud Risks & Controls Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers, an Acting Director at Investigative Group International, and served as a Special Counsel to the Special Commissioner of Investigation for the New York City School District. She had also practiced law in New York at Debevoise & Plimpton and the Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Appeals Bureau.

Randi is a frequent speaker on a variety of corporate compliance topics, including FCPA due diligence, compliance auditing and monitoring, gifts & entertainment and conflicts of interest.

Stephanie Accuosti,  Associate General Counsel - Compliance, Weatherford

In Stephanie's current position as Associate General Counsel - Compliance, she is responsible for managing and executing strategic aspects of Weatherford’s global ethics program.

Stephanie began her career in private practice where her portfolio included white collar defense and investigations, with a focus on FCPA matters.  She began as Investigations Counsel in Weatherford’s Compliance group, and subsequently assumed the role of Special Projects Counsel, which included managing Weatherford’s obligations post FCPA settlement, including with an Independent Compliance Monitor and the U.S. Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission. 

Sue Ringler, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, International Rescue Committee

As the International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer (CECO), Sue is responsible for ensuring that IRC maintains and enforces a best practices compliance program including: policies, procedures, controls, processes and systems to effectively prevent, detect and investigate potential violations of IRC’s internal Code and policies, law or regulation, material failures to meet our obligations under contracts, grants, or agreements and IRC’s Standards of Conduct. In this role Sue supervises the ECU team in the development and implementation of IRC’s anti-fraud program, code of conduct, internal investigations, enterprise risk management, and safeguarding program.

Prior to joining the International Rescue Committee, a global humanitarian organization, Sue was Vice President and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer for Alcoa, and following the company’s split in November 2016 for Arconic. She was a Deputy General Counsel at Xylem Inc., a global water technology company that was spun off from ITT Corporation in 2011.  She is the former Senior Counsel for International Compliance at ITT, where she provided strategy and regulatory advice, as well as oversight and supervision of policies and programs involving compliance with U.S. and foreign laws and regulations. Sue joined ITT in 2006, where she created and implemented its first global anti-corruption program.
 
Sue was the General Counsel under Chairman Paul Volcker of the Independent Inquiry Committee investigating the United Nations Oil for Food Programme, an international corruption investigation – and also investigated fraud and corruption in World Bank-financed projects. As part of her work with the American Bar Association’s Central and East European Law Initiative, Sue developed and managed criminal justice reform assistance and training programs in Russia and the former Soviet Republics.

As an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the White Collar Fraud Group of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland from 1985-1998, she prosecuted complex federal fraud and corruption cases. She began her legal career as a trial attorney at Semmes, Bowen and Semmes in Baltimore.
 
Sue earned a Juris Doctor Degree from Catholic University, Columbus School of Law, Washington, D.C. where she was a member of the Law Review.  She obtained her bachelor's degree in Government from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.