2024 Leadership Summit Speaker

Forrest Deegan

Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer

Victoria’s Secret & Co.

Forrest Deegan is the Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer for Victoria’s Secret & Co., responsible for overseeing the global ethics, compliance, and social compliance programs.  Forrest also serves as the Executive Sponsor for Conexion, VS&Co.’s resource group for Hispanic and Latinx associates.

Prior to joining VS&Co in July 2021, Forrest served as the first Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer for Abercrombie & Fitch Co., where he built A&F’s corporate compliance program and their third-party risk management program.   At both stops, Forrest has served as a Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago School of Law, where he teaches a course entitled “Corporate Compliance and Business Integration.”

In 2019, Forrest was recognized as part of the “Class of 2019” by the Alumni Society and in 2018, Forrest was selected as a “Top Mind” by Compliance Week and now serves on Compliance Week’s Editorial Advisory Board.

Prior to moving in-house, Forrest worked for nine years at Arnold & Porter in Washington D.C., where he represented multinational clients in a variety of capacities.  Forrest received his J.D. with honors from Duke Law School and his B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.