Therese Lee is Senior Counsel, Global Ethics & Compliance at Google Inc., where she is responsible for legal and regulatory compliance matters, particularly Google’s worldwide compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and international anti-bribery laws.
Prior to Google, Therese practiced at the law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in Washington, DC, where she specialized in FCPA matters, international litigation, and human rights cases. Therese also has worked in the Appeals Section of the Office of the Prosecutor at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, researched Singapore and Malaysia’s anti-terrorism laws as a Fulbright Scholar, analyzed East Asian security issues at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, and served as foreign policy adviser to U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY, 1977-2001).
In 2013 and 2014, the Ethisphere Institute recognized Therese as a top Ethics & Compliance officer in its annual Attorneys Who Matter list. In 2014, Therese was also named Compliance Champion of the Year at the Women in Compliance Awards and received a Top 10 30-Somethings Award from the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Therese holds a Masters in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, a law degree from UC Berkeley, and a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University. She is an Aspen Institute First Movers Fellow and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.