Kathleen Edmond has spent the majority of her legal career in corporate ethics and compliance. As Chief Ethics Officer for a Fortune 100 company from 2004-2014, she built and subsequently led the company’s Ethics Office. Ms. Edmond is probably best known for her leading-edge communications initiatives in creating a connected, ethical culture within the organization that supported business strategy, vendor integrity, and customer engagement. She has won national awards for her innovative and exemplary leadership in her field, and her original use of social media in furthering a transparent, ethical business operation, is groundbreaking. Ms. Edmond’s current role is Partner at Robins Kaplan LLP and was most recently honored with the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from Women in Compliance in London.
Prior to practicing law, Ms. Edmond earned a Master’s of Business Administration with a concentration in Business Ethics, from the University of St. Thomas, and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Minnesota. Over the course of her career she has worked with a wide range of clients representing industries ranging from retail, healthcare, professional sports, and insurance, to nonprofit, public institutions.