Laura Kennedy has over four decades of experience in government contracts, half in private practice and half as a corporate executive in large government contractors. She spent the first half of her career specializing in government contract law at Seyfarth Shaw, Holland and Knight, and Jenner and Block, managing bid protests, False Claims Act cases, and investigations. She spent the past two decades at Honeywell, SAIC, and Emergent BioSolutions, as Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer leading ethics, global compliance and enterprise risk management programs. She has resolved corporate crises involving complex fraud investigations and whistleblower complaints and has a strong track record of successfully settling disputes with government enforcement officials. Her experience has given her a keen sense of what it takes to protect companies against existing and emerging internal and external threats. She has pioneered strategies to integrate risk management into compliance programs using technology, root cause analyses, and other innovative techniques. She has extensive experience in the Boardroom and has participated in well over 100 Board of Director meetings at her companies and with outside Boards.