Director, Ethics Office and Anti-Corruption Outreach/Advisory, Hewlett-Packard Company
Ms. Peterson is responsible for directing HPE’s global anti-corruption office. Her office is tasked with ensuring that HPE has an effective global anti-corruption compliance program. She provides legal advice to other members of HPE's legal department and business clients regarding the impact of global anti-corruption laws on HPE’s business. Also, she provides legal support for ongoing anti-corruption investigations, both external and internal.
In her prior role as Director, Ethics Office & Anti-Corruption Outreach/Advisory at Hewlett-Packard Company, her duties regarding the design and delivery of HP's overall ethics and anti-corruption strategy included employee training and communications and policy development and revision. She also coordinated responses to questions from HP employees and other third-parties relating to ethics and anti-corruption issues. Her team was responsible for the annual Standards of Business Conduct refresher training, as well as the corporate compliance mailbox and hotline.
In her past role as the Director of Ethics & Compliance for the Americas, she acted as the principal point of contact for the Ethics and Compliance Office in the region and worked closely with the Americas Leadership Team.
Prior to joining HP, Ms. Peterson was a partner at the global law firm of K&L Gates LLP specializing in advising companies on compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-corruption laws, defending Civil False Claims Act litigations, and conducting investigations on behalf of international, domestic and regional clients. Prior to K&L, Ms. Peterson served as an Assistant State Attorney for the 17th Judicial Circuit in Broward County, Florida specializing in the prosecution of crimes involving domestic violence.
Ms. Peterson graduated with a B.A. in history and government from Georgetown University, and a J.D. from the University of Nebraska where she was named the Outstanding Woman Law Graduate.