Debra M. Torres
Debra Torres spent over twenty eight years at the law firm of Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP, twenty-one of them as a partner in the litigation department. At Fried Frank, she specialized in securities and shareholder litigation, internal investigations and government enforcement matters. In 2009, she joined Kalorama Partners PLLC, a Washington, D.C.-based legal services and consulting firm established by her ex-partner Harvey Pitt, a former Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, as Managing Director of Kalorama’s New York office. At Kalorama, in addition to working on a number of internal investigations, Debra focused on compliance reviews and consulting. Most recently, Debra was Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer at Pepsico, Inc.
Debra has a J.D. from Yale Law School and a B.A. from Yale University. She has been a member of the Board of Directors of LatinoJustice PRLDEF, a civil rights organization advocating on behalf of the constitutional and legal rights of Latinos in the United States, since 2005; she currently serves as Secretary of the Board. She is also a past member of the boards of the Legal Aid Society and the Jewish Child Care Association.