Director of the Office of Business Conduct
Lauren A. Ferrari is the founding Director of the Office of Business Conduct for Alcatel-Lucent (formerly Lucent Technologies), responsible for developing and implementing foundational ethics and compliance programs for the company. Currently, as Director of the Office of Business Conduct, Ms. Ferrari manages the development, deployment and ongoing maintenance of an integrated ethics and compliance program for the company and is responsible for assuring that the company is operating with integrity and in compliance with applicable legal and company requirements.
Ms. Ferrari previously served as a member of the corporate law department of Mobil Oil Corporation (now ExxonMobil) in New York, specializing in general corporate and environmental, health and safety matters. Following her tenure at Mobil, Ms. Ferrari joined Warner-Lambert Company as the company's Chief Environmental, Health and Safety Counsel and was responsible for leading the company’s global Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) legal compliance function, including the development and implementation of the company’s global EH&S auditing program during a period of tremendous growth for the company. Prior to Warner-Lambert, Ms. Ferrari developed and implemented the global corporate compliance program at Westvaco Corporation (now MeadWestvaco) and further practiced general corporate and environmental law at a major law firm in New York.
Ms. Ferrari serves on the Board of Directors of the Ethics & Compliance Officer’s Association (ECOA) and Chairs the Member Services Committee. She currently serves as a member of the Board’s Executive Committee and is the former chair of the ECOA Nominating & Governance Committee. Ms. Ferrari is a member of the USA Archery Ethics Committee, as well as an active volunteer in her community, having served as a long-term member of the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Special Olympics. Ms. Ferrari is currently a member of the Advisory Committee to the Ethics Institute at Kent Place School in Summit, New Jersey and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey.
Ms. Ferrari has written several published articles on ethics and compliance and is a frequent invited speaker at many distinguished conferences, including the Practicing Law Institute, Government Institutes, the Ethics & Compliance Officer Association and the International Center for Corporate Accountability.
Ms. Ferrari received her J.D. from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg Virginia. She completed her undergraduate work with high honors at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York and at Oxford University in England.