The TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation (TASA) is a comprehensive and rigorous year-long training and accreditation program that can be completed entirely online at the learner’s own pace over the course of a year.
TASA enables professionals working in the growing field of compliance to distinguish themselves with demonstrated anti-bribery expertise and specialized knowledge. The program offers hundreds of on-demand courses at the introductory, intermediate and advanced levels taught by a world-renowned faculty of industry and subject matter experts. TASA exams are available in Spanish and Portuguese*, as well as English, to supplement our multilingual course offerings and accommodate global candidates.
The TASA curriculum addresses core concepts in anti-bribery compliance along with a broad range of region, and industry-specific topics students can select from to tailor their accreditation to meet their personal interests and professional goals.
Students may self-select a specialization by region (LatAm, Europe, AsiaPac), subject matter (Business Integrity & Risk) and/or industry expertise (Oil, Gas & Energy; Financial Services; Life Sciences; Aerospace & Defense; Tech & Telecom), positioning the TASA graduate to add real-world value to any organization. The accreditation is awarded by TRACE, the internationally recognized anti-bribery standard setting organization, and supported by the TASA Advisory Committee.
*TASA fundamental and advanced exams are available in Spanish and Portuguese. Currently, only certain specialization courses have quizzes available in Spanish and Portuguese.
For those seeking a primer in anti-bribery compliance, learn about the TRACE ABC Essentials Certificate.
TASA course content is comprehensive and the examinations challenging. Each course has been designed to provide candidates with practical, real-word insights that will enable graduates to set themselves apart from their colleagues as anti-bribery subject matter experts.
Providing foundational knowledge in a core set of both fundamental and advanced anti-bribery compliance concepts, TASA is divided into two substantive phases: Phase 1, Fundamentals; and Phase 2, Advanced. TASA candidates may also pursue a third optional phase of the program that focuses on specializations by industry, region and subject matter.
Carolyn Lindsey recently started as the Head of Ethics & Compliance at Tate & Lyle plc. Formerly Carolyn was the Senior International Compliance Counsel for NBCUniversal. At NBCUniversal, she worked with business units across the company to ensure implementation of the Comcast/NBCUniversal Code of Conduct, including designing and rolling out procedures on third party due diligence, gifts and business entertainment and international trade controls.
Prior to joining NBCUniversal, Carolyn was a Director of Advisory Services at TRACE. Carolyn has worked extensively with multinational companies, designing and implementing their anti-bribery compliance programs, including conducting comprehensive on-the-ground due diligence reviews; conducting anti-bribery training sessions around the world; designing anti-bribery programs, together with implementing policies and procedures; and designing and conducting anti-bribery risk assessments. While in private practice, Carolyn advised companies on compliance with the FCPA and other transnational anti-bribery laws. She was seconded to a major defense company for two years where she managed the global due diligence program for third party intermediaries.
Carolyn graduated with honors from The George Washington University Law School where she served as a Notes Editor on the International Law Review. She is a member of the Virginia and District of Columbia bar associations.
Julia Symon is Vice President – Chief Compliance Officer at KBR, Inc. and is responsible for KBR’s anti-corruption program. Julia was instrumental in the successful completion of KBR’s three-year relationship with the Company’s corporate monitor who was appointed after KBR’s guilty plea and related settlement with the DOJ and SEC in February 2009.
Prior to joining KBR in 2009, Julia was Counsel at Clifford Chance in Washington D.C. and represented clients in regulatory and litigation matters.
Kathleen O’Toole is a Senior Counsel in the Global Compliance and Safety group at McDonald's Corporation. Kathy has been an in-house attorney at McDonald’s for the past 10 years and has provided legal counsel to business clients in a variety of areas including litigation, food safety, consumer product safety and other regulatory matters. As a member of the Global Compliance group at McDonald’s for the past three years, Kathy has been engaged in compliance training initiatives, due diligence and investigations.
Prior to joining McDonald's Corporation, Kathy was in private practice in Chicago where she concentrated her practice in products liability, medical malpractice and professional liability defense. She received her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago in 1999 and her B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 1995.
Krishna K. Juvvadi is a Director of Global Compliance at Uber Technologies, Inc., where he manages operations compliance for Uber products offered throughout the globe and compliance innovation programs. Previously at Uber, Krishna, as the Head of U.S. Regulatory Affairs, was the lead regulatory lawyer in creating a regulatory framework for ridesharing and getting that framework passed in the majority of US states. Prior to joining Uber, Krishna was a Partner at the law firm of Sher Leff LLP, where he was a senior member of a trial team that won a unanimous jury verdict for $236,000,000 against ExxonMobil on behalf of the State of New Hampshire for statewide groundwater contamination. For his work on that trial, Krishna was awarded the California Lawyer Attorney of the Year and named a Finalist for Public Justice's Trial Lawyer of the Year. Prior to Sher Leff, Krishna was a Trial Attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice. Krishna received his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law and his B.A. from Northwestern University.
In Stephanie's current position as Associate General Counsel - Compliance, she is responsible for managing and executing strategic aspects of Weatherford’s global ethics program.
Stephanie began her career in private practice where her portfolio included white collar defense and investigations, with a focus on FCPA matters. She began as Investigations Counsel in Weatherford’s Compliance group, and subsequently assumed the role of Special Projects Counsel, which included managing Weatherford’s obligations post FCPA settlement, including with an Independent Compliance Monitor and the U.S. Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission.
As the International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer (CECO), Sue is responsible for ensuring that IRC maintains and enforces a best practices compliance program including: policies, procedures, controls, processes and systems to effectively prevent, detect and investigate potential violations of IRC’s internal Code and policies, law or regulation, material failures to meet our obligations under contracts, grants, or agreements and IRC’s Standards of Conduct. In this role Sue supervises the ECU team in the development and implementation of IRC’s anti-fraud program, code of conduct, internal investigations, enterprise risk management, and safeguarding program.
Prior to joining the International Rescue Committee, a global humanitarian organization, Sue was Vice President and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer for Alcoa, and following the company’s split in November 2016 for Arconic. She was a Deputy General Counsel at Xylem Inc., a global water technology company that was spun off from ITT Corporation in 2011. She is the former Senior Counsel for International Compliance at ITT, where she provided strategy and regulatory advice, as well as oversight and supervision of policies and programs involving compliance with U.S. and foreign laws and regulations. Sue joined ITT in 2006, where she created and implemented its first global anti-corruption program.
Sue was the General Counsel under Chairman Paul Volcker of the Independent Inquiry Committee investigating the United Nations Oil for Food Programme, an international corruption investigation – and also investigated fraud and corruption in World Bank-financed projects. As part of her work with the American Bar Association’s Central and East European Law Initiative, Sue developed and managed criminal justice reform assistance and training programs in Russia and the former Soviet Republics.
As an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the White Collar Fraud Group of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland from 1985-1998, she prosecuted complex federal fraud and corruption cases. She began her legal career as a trial attorney at Semmes, Bowen and Semmes in Baltimore.
Sue earned a Juris Doctor Degree from Catholic University, Columbus School of Law, Washington, D.C. where she was a member of the Law Review. She obtained her bachelor's degree in Government from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.