Women’s legal coalition launches India chapter


The Women’s White Collar Defence Association (WWCDA), a coalition of women lawyers specializing in white-collar criminal practice, launched its India chapter on 2 June.

India chapter
Rupinder Malik

“Gender diversity and white-collar crime practice are both very close to my heart and I have always wanted to do something more holistic,” Rupinder Malik, new head of the WWCDA’s India chapter and partner at J Sagar Associates, told India Business Law Journal. “[The] WWCDA is an ideal platform that truly covers all fronts.”

Malik said corruption, bribery and corporate fraud were currently the most prominent white-collar issues. “Today various companies are facing formidable challenges in deterring new-age fraud, and ignoring the potential risks of economic crime can prove costly.”

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