Adriana Sanford received the 2019 Cybersecurity Woman Law & Privacy Professional of the Year Award, which celebrates the “female cybersecurity leaders that are changing the world." With multiple law degrees and fluency in four languages, she works with diverse audiences, multinationals, leading think tanks, and university students around the globe. Dr. Sanford recently provided the opening keynote to hundreds of General Counsel and senior legal leaders from Fortune 1000 companies at Corporate Counsel's 19th Annual SuperConference.
She is also an international television commentator, who appears regularly as a CNN Español analyst to 49 million households in the US and Latin America. The former in-house counsel of a Fortune 50 company works with a broad range of global organizations to foster compliance, trust, and integrity, including:
Senior Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions
Managing Director of External Affairs
Office of Thrift Supervision
Is Blockchain Technology Going to Change the World?
March 19, 2018
Former Amnesty International USA Board Member
Former World Economic Forum Advisory Committee Member
Chilean-American expert practitioner and leader in cybersecurity, global privacy laws, and ethics with two decades of experience in compliance, investigations, security, as well as training and development in various sectors; extensive experience advising, training, and educating Executive Management; delivers ethics, compliance, and risk management expertise, consultancy services, and monitoring support to various sectors
Chief Content & Engagement Officer
Institute for Supply Management™
Chile/US Chamber of Commerce of California
Senior Legal Counsel, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Sempra Energy International
Nexus Between Cyber Crime &
Emerging Global Threats
ISSA Executive Director, Washington, D.C.
Hon. Eduardo Aninat (Chile), Hon. Alan Dunn (U.S.), Dr. Adriana Sanford (Chile/U.S.), and Hon. Carlos Hurtado Ruiz-Tagle (Chile)
Dr. Adriana Sanford, President of Chile, Hon. Ricardo Lagos Escobar, Chilean Ambassador, Hon. Andres Bianchi
Her one-day sessions and training programs provide security, accounting, auditing, and legal professionals with CPE, ABA, and, CLE credits. She focuses on laws at the international level and how foreign regulations can create corporate exposure, criminal liability, and physical safety concerns.
The former in-house counsel of a Fortune 50 company frequently lectures on the valuable skills of resilience and grit. She is a true leader and multidimensional expert with “magnetic and suspenseful delivery,” who teaches others how to thrive in the face of adversity.
Her two decades of practical legal knowledge in real-world settings on three continents and multiple law degrees set her apart from other academicians and lawyers in her field.