Lorraine D'Angelo, Esq.Lorraine is the Founder and President of LDA Compliance Consulting Inc., a full service legal and regulatory risk management compliance advisory firm specializing in solution-oriented, preventative corporate ethics and compliance program design, assessment, auditing, monitoring, investigations, education and training. She is a former C-Suite executive with proven success in leading regulatory compliance and risk management and is experienced in the function, design and implementation of “best practice” integrity programs.

Lorraine was the Senior Vice President, Ethics & Compliance for Dragados USA, Inc., and the Ethics and Corporate Compliance Officer/Counsel for Schiavone Construction Co. LLC, John P. Picone Incorporated and Pulice Construction; all subsidiaries of Madrid based Grupo ACS, a global construction contractor. She is an accredited ethics and compliance professional. Her 21 years as a commercial and construction law litigator left her uniquely positioned to make her companies leaders in the industry in establishing effective, comprehensive ethics and compliance programs. She was responsible for creating, designing, implementing and overseeing those “best practices” programs at her companies.

She has been recognized as a dynamic, forward-looking executive and leader in ethics and compliance issues facing the construction industry, particularly with respect to small, minority, women-owned and disadvantaged business participation on government funded projects.

Lorraine was or is active with leading industry organizations: the Construction Industry Ethics Compliance Initiative (former company representative to the organization), the Women Builders Council (member of the Board of Directors, a local NY based organization), the Women Construction Owners and Executives (member of the Board of Directors, a national organization), the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, the General Contractors Association of New York, the Associated General Contractors, The Building Trades and Employers Association, the New York Electrical Contractors Association and is a frequent lecturer on ethics and compliance issues which are particularly relevant to the construction industry.

She is currently the co-chair of the Construction and Engineering Group of the Ethical Compliance Officers Association and co-chair of the Transportation Law Committee of the American Road  and Transportation Builders Association.

She is the author of the construction industry chapter in Corporate Compliance Guide: The Next Generation of Compliance published by Lexis.

Industry Associations

  • Women Builders Council (WBC), Member Board of Directors
  • Women Construction Owners and Executives (WCOE), Member of Board of Directors, Northeast Regional Director
  • Ethics & Compliance Officer Association (ECOA), Co-chair Construction and Engineering Committee, Certified Leading Professional in Ethics and Compliance
  • American Road and Transportation Builders Association, (ARTBA) Co-Chair Transportation Law Committee, Member of the DBE Committee
  • General Contractors Association of New York (GCA)
  • Society of Corporate Compliance (SCCE), Certified Ethics and Compliance Professional
  • Building Trades and Employers Association, Member MWDBE Leadership Committee
  • New York Building Congress
  • Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Construction Industry Ethics Compliance Initiative, Formerly Dragados corporate representative to the organization

Awards and Professional Accomplishments

  • 2014, received her certification from the Board of Ethics and Compliance, ECOA Foundation as a Leading Professional in Ethics + Compliance (LPEC)
  • 2013, elected Northeast Regional Director for the Women Construction Owner’s and Executives
  • 2013, elected to the Board of Directors of the Women Builders Council
  • 2012, received the inaugural Private Company: Corporate Compliance Professional of the year from NJBIZ
  • 2010, received her certification from the SCCE as a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional
  • 2009, authored Chapter 52, Compliance in the Construction Industry, in The Lexis Treatise Corporate Compliance Guide: The Next Generation of Compliance
  • 2006, named an Outstanding Woman in Construction (Women Builders Council)

Speaking Engagements

  • American Road and Transportation Builders Association, Law and Regulatory Forum, DBE Panel, Current Trends and Strategies, Moderator, June 16, 2015
  • New York Electrical Contractors Association, MWDBE Compliance Strategies in an Aggressive Enforcement Environment, May 19, 2015
  • Women Builders Council, Achieving 30%, Strategies for MWBE Capacity Building, Contracts and Compliance, Panelist: A  Candid Industry Roundtable Discussion, April 17, 2015
  • Connecticut Construction Industries Association, 2015 Ethics and Compliance Summit, April 16, 2015
  • American Road and Transportation Builders Association, Project Management Academy, Ethics and Compliance Programs, March 9, 2015
  • New York City Bar Association, Construction Industry Investigations and Prosecutions, February 24, 2105
  • Association of Electrical Contractors, How to Stay Out of the Government’s Crosshairs: Effective Techniques for Staying Out of Trouble in an Aggressive Enforcement Environment, February 18, 2015
  • American Road and Transportation Builders Association, Webinar, The New DBE Regulations, January 12, 2015
  • American Road and Transportation Builders Association, Webinar, Best Practices for MWDBE Compliance, October, 2014 
  • Construction Industry Ethics Compliance Initiative, 2014 Best Practices Forum – October 6-7, 2014. Topic: M/W/DBE Best Practices
  • ALFA International, Survival of the Smartest: Prospering Through Technological Adaptation, Innovative Practices and the Pursuit of Evolving Markets, July 30- August 1, 2014, Lifting All Boats: Best Practices for Participating in DBE and W/MBE Programs
  • ENR Groundbreaking Women in Construction – June 12, 2014. Business Ethics in Construction
  • ARBTA, Project Management Academy – April 7, 2014. Ethics and Compliance
  • American Bar Association 2104 Annual Meeting, Beat the Blues: Counseling the Client During the Course of an Ongoing Construction Project – April 10-12, 2014. How to Walk a Tightrope Without Handcuffs: Avoiding Compliance Traps When Administering Federal Contracts with Minority and Other SBA Regulated Entities
  • Women In Transportation Symposium: Promoting Future Industry Leaders, USDOT Small Business Day – March 5, 2014. Business Development and Capacity Building Workshop
  • ARBTA, 5th Annual Transportation Construction Law & Regulatory Forum – June 5, 2013. DBE Compliance Panel
  • Women Build America – A National Conference on Construction Opportunities (WCOE) – April 22-24, 2013. Topic: Compliance Requirements: Session 2 Building Opportunities for New ProjectsFederal, State and City MWBE participation goals are creating a new standard of procurement and more work opportunities for MWBEs. What are practical strategies to leverage these new opportunities for your business?
  • 4th Annual Transportation Construction Law and Regulatory Forum (ARBTA) – October 24, 2012. Topic: DBE Compliance
  • AGC Webinar -October 16, 2012. Topic: The DBE Program for Federal-Aid Highway Work: How to Document Good Faith Efforts and Measure the Participation You Agree to Achieve
  • CIECI 2012 Best Practices Forum – October 8-9, 2012. Topic: M/W/DBE Best Practices
  • PWC: Meet the Construction Chiefs – February 29, 2012 
  • Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management Conference – January 30 -February 1, 2012. Topic: Navigating the Narrow Channel Between Enough & Too Much: How to Engage in Affirmative Action for M/W/DBEs without Risky Liability for Going too Far
  • 2011 Construction SuperConference – San Francisco, CA – December 14-16, 2011. Topic: Rebuilding the Structure of MBE Programs: From Laudable Goals to Failed Policies to Criminality
  • DASNY New York State MWBE Forum & Exposition for Minority  and Women-owned Business Enterprises – October 13, 2011. Topic: Rebuilding the Structure of MBE Progress: From Laudable Goals to Failed Policies to Criminality
  • CIECI Best Practices Forum – October 10-12, 2011. Topic: Conflicts of Interest: “Normal “ Business Courtesies – Is There Such a Thing
  • The New NYC MWBE Law: Compliance for Construction Contractors (BTEA) – March 14, 2013. Topic: Model Prime Contractor Compliance Approaches
  • 2nd Annual Ethics & Compliance Summit (Ct Construction Industries Association, Inc.) – January 17, 2013. Topic: DBE Compliance in an Aggressive Enforcement Environment 
  • DASNY 2012 Statewide MWBE Forum 2nd Annual Conference and Exposition -October 25-27, 2012. Topic: From MWBE to DBE Federally-funded transportation projects such as the new Tappan Zee Bridge, among a host of others, require utilization goals for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs). Do you qualify to be a DBE? This session will take you through the requirements and help you assess if you do.