Relevant qualification: lawyer, corporate general counsel for major consulting firm (retired)
Position in organization: SME Advocate and Outreach to Stakeholder Organizations
Walter W. Bardenwerper was for 25 years the Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of Towers Watson & Co. (now Willis Towers Watson; NYSE: WLTW), one of the largest global firms specializing in Risk Management, Insurance, Actuarial Science and Human Resources. He was responsible for the Company’s risk assessment process and its legal issues worldwide.
As a Visiting Professor at Peking University School of Transnational Law in China since 2013, at Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University in Russia since 2018 and at Mackenzie Presbyterian University Law School in Brazil, he teaches Enterprise and Sustainability Risk Management. He has also been an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C.
From 1998-2012 Mr. Bardenwerper was a director of Professional Consultants Insurance Company, a professional liability insurance carrier. Mr. Bardenwerper served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Management Consulting Firms (AMCF), and has spoken to various organizations in the U.S., China and elsewhere on enterprise risk management, corporate compliance & governance, ethics and experiential teaching.
Mr. Bardenwerper received a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Economics from the University of Virginia, Phi Beta Kappa, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law. He completed an Executive Education program at Harvard Business School in 1995.
After serving as a Law Clerk for United States District Judge Albert Coffrin, he began law practice in 1977 at the New York City law firm of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. Mr. Bardenwerper is a director of De Novo Center for Healing & Justice in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is active with the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s CARA project in Texas, USA. Member of the District of Columbia, Vermont, New Hampshire, Virginia & U.S. Supreme Court Bars