Speaker

Mara Davis

Senior Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, Univision Communications Inc.


Mara Davis is responsible for developing, enhancing and overseeing Univision's corporate compliance program. Univision is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. She leads Univision's Corporate Compliance Committee, handling compliance risk assessment, the new Code of Business Conduct, and policies and procedures. She also manages compliance training and communications, speak-up channels and related internal reviews, compliance systems, and the compliance leaders program. She has developed and implemented specialized compliance programs on anti-bribery and anti-corruption, payola and plugola, media measurement integrity, and conflicts of interest.

Prior to joining Univision in 2013, Davis served in a senior compliance role at Bertelsmann, Europe's leading media company, where she was responsible for global initiatives involving compliance risk assessment, award-winning training, and policy development throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Before Bertelsmann, she held compliance roles at New York University and for the City of New York. She has also worked in consulting for Willis Towers Watson.

Davis has served on the board of the Association of Corporate Counsel, Greater New York Chapter, chaired its Compliance & Ethics Practice Group, and founded its Women's Affinity Group, dedicated to advancement of women in the legal profession. Currently, she serves on the steering committee for Univision's Women's Leadership Council, an employee resource group that focuses on advancement and professional growth of women at Univision. In 2016, she received the CEO award for excellence and extraordinary contributions to the company. In 2017, she was named a "Top Mind" by Compliance Week, a leading industry publication.