Charlotte launches Center for Compliance and Ethics

Charlotte School of Law has launched its Center for Compliance and Ethics, which will offer a Corporate Compliance Certificate program, an online program. The program is designed for both lawyers and others who do not have prior training or a professional background in compliance. Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to sit for any of the certification examinations offered by the Compliance Certification Board. 

The Center will also offer webinars for compliance professionals and an annual Symposium that will produce industry-specific white papers. 

“I cannot think of a better place to pursue an education and career in compliance than Charlotte,” said Chidi Ogene, President of the Charlotte School of Law. “Charlotte is the second-largest financial center in the country, and also home to energy, healthcare, higher education, and entertainment businesses. There is significant demand in Charlotte and elsewhere for compliance professionals.”

 The Center for Compliance and Ethics was created through a collaboration between the Charlotte School of Law and Michael Volkov, a leading lawyer and compliance expert who is the CEO and owner of The Volkov Law Group, LLC. Volkov maintains a blog on the Federal Corrupt Practices Act. He is a regular speaker at events around the globe, and is frequently cited in the media for his knowledge on criminal issues, enforcement matters, compliance and corporate governance. Volkov will take an active role in advising on curriculum and strategy for the Center, and will provide expertise through blog posting, webinars, and symposium content.

“We are excited about the opportunity to join Charlotte Law in this new venture,” Volkov said. “The Center will bring together leading experts in the field, advance the compliance profession and build new strategies and techniques to promote ethics and compliance practices. This is important for the profession as a whole. The Center and its curriculum help the profession work toward this goal by establishing baseline expectations and focusing academic efforts toward addressing key issues.”