Leslie Benton is a Vice President at Ethisphere, where she engages with global companies on assessing and benchmarking anti-corruption programs and building capabilities across organizations and with third parties. Additionally, she leads the anti-corruption initiatives at the Center for Responsible Enterprise And Trade (CREATe.org); and is one of the ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management Systems Standard drafters as a member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to the ISO committee developing ISO 37001.
She is a former Senior Vice President of Levick Strategic Communications, where she led the anti-corruption and compliance communications practice. Previously, she was the Senior Policy Director for the U.S. chapter of Transparency International, where she spearheaded the chapter’s outreach to the U.S. Government, international institutions, and the private sector. A lawyer by training, Ms. Benton is widely recognized for her experience in navigating the complex legal and regulatory landscape for Fortune 500 companies, and her expertise in corporate compliance and governance, anti-corruption reform, and trade policy. She has also practiced law with Hogan & Hartson, LLP and is a Vice Chair, Anti-Corruption Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law. She received her LL.M from Harvard Law School and her J.D. from Emory University School of Law.