Lalive associate Deborah Hondius has been elected as the new Swiss Chapter Secretary of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA). The association promotes the business and professional interests of women lawyers and other professionals who specialize in the representation of clients facing government enforcement actions, internal investigations, compliance and ethics matters.
She joined Lalive as an associate in 2018. Her main areas of practice are domestic and international litigation, in particular white collar crime and mutual assistance in criminal matters. Before Lalive, Hondius worked in the dispute resolution group of a leading Swiss firm in Geneva, first as a trainee (2013-2014) and then as an associate (2015-2018). She also trained with the Geneva Criminal Court of First Instance before being admitted to the Geneva bar in 2015.