The Compliance Life details the journey to and in the role of a Chief Compliance Officer. How does one come to sit in the CCO chair? What are some of the skills a CCO needs to success navigate the compliance waters in any company? What are some of the top challenges CCOs have faced and how did they meet them? These questions and many others will be explored in this new podcast series. Over four episodes each month on The Compliance Life, I visit with one current or former CCO to explore their journey to the CCO chair. This month, my guest is Natalia Shehadeh, Chief Compliance Officer at ABB. In this episode we look at Natalia’s early professional career.

Natalia’s early professional career began after graduation, when she started her career in Washington D.C. on the Hill in trade policy and then moved to provide practice navigating quickly to the regulatory side of white-collar defense – trade compliance and some FCPA compliance matters. Later, wanting to see how corporate clients operationalized the guidance she moved in-house in 2007, which opened my eyes to an entirely different side of our practice filled with opportunity.