Elizabeth Atlee

SVP, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer

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Liz Atlee oversees CBRE’s robust global Ethics and Compliance Program. She ensures the program is effective at encouraging employees, vendors and stakeholders comply with CBRE’s Standards of Business Conduct and RISE values. Her role includes identifying risks and preventing, detecting, and correcting noncompliance with laws, regulatory requirements, policies and procedures to safeguard CBRE’s reputation and brand. She is responsible for CBRE’s investigations center of excellence, known as the Trust function which completes independent internal investigations. She also has oversight of CBRE’s Insider Threat and Global Data Protection and Privacy Programs, which ensure compliance with domestic and international security and privacy regulations. She also is very involved in CBRE’s data protection and governance policies.

Liz was previously CBRE’s Deputy General Counsel of Global Litigation, Employment, and Intellectual Property and Data. In this capacity, she managed a broad range of litigation and business issues around the world. Liz oversaw more than 300 active cases each year, reported on legal matters to insurers, senior managers, and the board of directors, and developed and managed the company’s e-discovery and litigation hold protocols. Liz was also responsible for protecting CBRE’s technology growth.

Liz has been recognized for Diversity by Globe St.com and one of the 100 Top Latinos by Latino Leaders Magazine. She is an Executive member of the Latino Corporate Directors Association and has been recognized twice as one of the 50 Most Powerful Latinas in Corporate America, according to the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA). She was also awarded the Professional Achievement Award from the Mexican American Bar Foundation. Liz serves as the executive sponsor of Hispanics Organized to Leverage our Advantage (HOLA), CBRE’s Latino employee network, serves on the company’s Executive Inclusion Committee and the Women’s Network. Liz is also a member of CBRE’s Executive Risk Committee and Cyber Security Response Unit.

Before joining CBRE in 2011, Liz was a senior attorney at BP, an international energy company, where she managed litigation as well as state and federal investigations and transacted franchise-related retail agreements. She is admitted to practice in all California courts, the United States District Court, Central District of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


  • University of Southern California, J.D.
  • Yale University, B.A. Political Science

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • Member, California Bar
  • Executive Member, Latino Corporate Directors Association
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Board, Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE), Treasurer
  • Board of Councilors, USC Gould School of Law
  • Board, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California, Assistant Secretary
  • Member, Association of Corporate Counsel