Distinguished compliance & ethics law firm deepens bench strength in leadership and healthy workplace culture

LOS ANGELES, CA, February 01, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Amii Barnard-Bahn will join Kaplan & Walker LLP as a partner effective Feb. 1, 2023, and will play a key role in growing the practice, the firm announced today. Ms. Barnard-Bahn began as a client of the firm in 2006, and has been close professional colleagues with the professionals there since.

“I am honored to join the firm as a partner,” says Barnard-Bahn. “Kaplan & Walker has always been the go-to legal expert for compliance and ethics. I’m looking forward to working with Rebecca and Jeff to support our clients in reducing risk and cultivating healthy workplace cultures.”

“I could not be happier that Amii is joining the firm,” Ms. Walker said. “She brings a wealth of in-house compliance and culture know-how, which will complement the firm’s current expertise.” Mr. Kaplan added, “Amii’s extensive experience will be extremely valuable to Kaplan & Walker’s clients. She increases the breadth and depth of the firm’s offerings, and shares our commitment to delivering high quality C&E services at reasonable cost.”

Recognized by Forbes as a top coach for legal and compliance executives, Ms. Barnard-Bahn brings a wealth of experience to the firm as an attorney, certified executive coach, and former Fortune 5 Chief Compliance Officer. Ranked #11 Legal Global Thought Leader by Thinkers 360, she looks forward to bringing her legal, compliance and HR expertise to accelerate the success of compliance officers and corporate programs globally.

Ms. Barnard-Bahn previously shaped company culture and strategic initiatives as an executive in multiple roles (Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, and Chief Human Resources Officer) at Fortune Global 50 companies such as McKesson and Allianz. During her 20+ years working inside corporations, she built three compliance and ethics programs from scratch. She has served as an expert witness on business ethics in a $1.25B theft of trade secrets claim. She has taught compliance and ethics as an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University Law School, and frequently guest lectures at universities including UC Berkeley, Stanford, Tufts/Fletcher, and Georgetown.

Ms. Barnard-Bahn speaks and writes frequently on compliance and ethics, leadership, and corporate governance issues. Her work has appeared in the Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Compliance Week, and the Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics. She graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center.

Kaplan & Walker LLP is a boutique compliance and ethics law firm with offices in Princeton, New Jersey, Santa Monica, California, and Sacramento, California. Founded in 2006, the firm has advised hundreds of Fortune 500, midsize, and nonprofit/governmental organizations in every industry on a wide range of compliance and business ethics matters. Services include legal and regulatory risk assessments, compliance and ethics program assessments, internal investigations, corporate monitorships, advising boards on compliance program oversight, policy benchmarking and development, codes of conduct, compliance program design, and training and communications.

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