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West LegalEdcenter Joins Ethisphere Institute and Corpedia to Offer Leading Compliance CLE Events

Date: April 29, 2009
Press Contact: Shawn Stavseth

Eagan, Minn., April 29, 2009 – West LegalEdcenter has announced an agreement with leading international ethics think-tank Ethisphere, along with partner company Corpedia, a leading provider of corporate and institutional ethics training, consulting and risk assessment solutions, that will provide continuing legal education (CLE) events to leading ethics and compliance professionals.

West LegalEdcenter will assist Ethisphere and Corpedia in accrediting their live and online events, hosted through Ethisphere.com and Corpedia.com, respectively. In addition, the event recordings will be made available for CLE credit on www.westlegaledcenter.com.

The first of these events is a series of recordings from the 2009 Dow Jones-Ethisphere Global Ethics Summit, which took place February 4-5, 2009, in New York.

“We are thrilled to be working with one of the leading thought centers for business compliance and corporate ethics,” says Lee Ann Enquist, vice president, West Professional Development. “Their Global Ethics Summit is highly respected among leaders in both the business and legal communities. This is an exciting opportunity to pair with an organization that brings unrivaled and thought-provoking content to their publications and conferences.”

“We’re delighted to be working with West LegalEdcenter,” says Tim Erblich, executive vice president of Ethisphere. “Together, we’ll bring ethics, compliance and legal executives the opportunity to receive critical and timely information via these events while being able to satisfy their requirements for CLE credits. Especially with travel and live conference participation limited or eliminated completely because of budget cuts, the accreditation of these online events comes at a critical time for those executives unable to attend live events but who benefit greatly from the information and credit they receive from these kinds of sessions.”

The first products to launch on www.WestLegalEdcenter.com were recorded from 16 sessions at the 2009 Global Ethics Summit. The topics range from compliance in Asia and Russia to avoiding, preparing for and dealing with corruption-related investigations. In addition, the sessions feature notable presenters such as:

  • Chad Deaton – chairman, president & CEO, Baker Hughes
  • Brackett Denniston – senior vice president & general counsel, General Electric
  • Colin Dyer – director & CEO, Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Ben Heineman – senior fellow, Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Law School, Harvard University
  • Walter Massey – director, McDonald’s and Delta
  • Paul McNulty – former deputy attorney general, United States Department of Justice & Partner, Baker & McKenzie
  • Mark Mendelsohn – deputy chief, Fraud Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice

About Ethisphere Institute
The research-based Ethisphere Institute is a leading international think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability. The Institute’s associated membership group, the Ethisphere Council, is a forum for business ethics that includes over 200 leading corporations, universities and institutions. The Ethisphere Council is dedicated to the development and advancement of individuals on its membership council through increased efficiency, innovation, tools, mentoring, advice, and unique career opportunities. Ethisphere Magazine, which publishes the globally recognized World’s Most Ethical Companies Ranking™, is the quarterly publication of the Institute. More information on the Ethisphere Institute, including ranking projects and membership, can be found at http://www.ethisphere.org.

About Corpedia
Corpedia, founded in 1998, is a leader in ethics and compliance e-learning, risk assessment, code of conduct services and many other areas of ethics and compliance consulting. Working with over 500 customers in more than 150 countries, the company offers measurable and effective online instructional programs and supporting systems that help eliminate exposure and guide organizations through the complexities of today’s compliance requirements. Corpedia offers an array of e-learning topics from antitrust to global privacy and protection and also specializes in code design, rewrite and review, and in-depth risk assessment consulting for those organizations that need to weigh their risk areas.

About West LegalEdcenter
West LegalEdcenter is a West business, part of Thomson Reuters. The West LegalEdcenter library contains more than 17,000 hours of continuing legal education, spanning all learning levels and covering every practice area. In addition, attorneys may earn CLE credits by attending live events and watching Webcasts live produced by West LegalEdcenter. Up-to-the-minute programming keeps pace with rapid changes in the law, and with easy, online access, attorneys can view programming on the Web wherever they are – from home, from the office or while traveling. For more information about West LegalEdcenter, visit www.westlegaledcenter.com.



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