Alliance Enhances Understanding and Management of Key Compliance and Legal Issues
PHILADELPHIA, PA and PLAINSBORO, NJ, October 29, 2007. The American Law Institute-American Bar Association (ALI-ABA) and SAI Global have formed a strategic business alliance in a bid to help tens-of-thousands of business and legal professionals manage their legal and compliance requirements.
The alliance will provide ALI-ABA clients with customized access to SAI Global’s compliance and risk management solutions to train staff and manage the integration of compliance and risk information into core business processes. SAI Global clients will have access to ALI-ABA’s acclaimed CLE services and tailored portal solutions for legal professional development.
“Lawyers and those involved with compliance, ethics, and corporate responsibility issues stand to benefit greatly from this initiative by being able to better understand and manage the emerging issues that affect their organizations and clients,” said Tom Parry, President, SAI Global Compliance (Americas).
“Our goal is to make the increasingly complex set of global responsibilities and risks more manageable by increasing the efficiency and relevancy of information and employee training,” said Mr. Parry.
According to Julene Franki, Executive Director, ALI-ABA Continuing Professional Education, “SAI Global is an important ally of ALI-ABA and our organizations share a strong commitment to meeting client needs. Through this strategic business alliance, both ALI-ABA and SAI Global provide clients with a more complete range of compliance, risk management, and legal education solutions.”
The Alliance will help legal, compliance, ethics, information security and data privacy professionals:
keep abreast of current regulations;
stay informed about standards, case law and best practices;
understand emerging legal and compliance issues;
respond to external events; and
develop and execute appropriate internal policies and employee training.
“As the premier national provider of continuing legal education programming, products, and services we are delighted to form this alliance with SAI Global, a worldwide provider of solutions that integrate compliance, ethics, and risk management into business operations,” said Franki.
“Our clients will gain customized access to SAI Global’s compliance and risk management solutions to help train staff and manage the integration of compliance and risk information into core business processes, and SAI Global clients will have access to ALI-ABA’s acclaimed CLE services and tailored portal solutions for legal professional development.”
ALI-ABA and SAI Global Compliance previously collaborated on The Corporate Compliance Series, a set of video webcasts that examined preventive strategies for specific areas of legal risk (such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Antitrust, and Government Contracting) using the compliance and ethics program elements set forth by the Organizational Sentencing Guidelines.
Darren Brackett, VP Business Development, SAI Global Compliance Division, firstname.lastname@example.org, phone (678) 779-3699
Frank Paul Tomasello, Director, Office of Business Development, ALI-ABA Continuing Professional Education, email@example.com, phone (215) 243-1663.
About SAI Global
SAI Global Ltd applies information worldwide to help organizations manage risk, achieve compliance and drive business improvement. It provides access to standards and other technical and regulatory information, compliance solutions, business improvement training and independent verification and certification services.
Headquartered in Plainsboro, NJ, the SAI Global Compliance Division (www.saiglobal.com/compliance) brings a global view and global capabilities to comprehensive compliance, ethics, AML (anti-money laundering), information security and privacy solutions. More than communication and training, SAI Global Compliance provides a range of services from risk analysis to program management, from engaging Web-based training programs to news feeds, risk management solutions, benchmarking data and global legislative databases.
About American Law Institute-American Bar Association
Continuing Professional Education (ALI-ABA)
Based in Philadelphia, PA, ALI-ABA (www.ali-aba.org) is the premier national provider of continuing legal education in the United States. Founded in 1947 as a collaborative effort between the American Law Institute (ALI) and the American Bar Association (ABA), ALI-ABA offers a national curriculum of continuing legal education featuring traditional substantive CLE courses, lawyer skills programs, distance learning courses, published books and periodicals, online materials, and in-house services for lawyers at every stage of their careers. More than 10,000 lawyers annually attend ALI-ABA’s multi-day courses at various locations throughout the country. Thousands more attend ALI-ABA telephone seminars and webcasts, purchase ALI-ABA books, and access online courses and online materials at the ALI-ABA website