CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Charlotte School of Law is proud to announce the launch of its Center for Compliance and Ethics, an important part of the school's mission of training practice-ready professionals and delivering continuing education for them.
The Center recently established its Corporate Compliance Certificate program, an online program accredited by the Compliance Certification Board (CCB) ®. The program is designed for both lawyers and others who do not have prior training or a professional background in compliance. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be able to sit for any of the certification examinations offered by the CCB. The program was designed and is taught by compliance experts in Charlotte's business and compliance community, including Charlotte School of Law faculty.
In addition to providing the Corporate Compliance Certificate program, the Center will offer webinars for compliance professionals and an annual Symposium that will produce industry-specific white papers. Upcoming Center for Compliance and Ethics events include:
- February 24, 2016: Corporate Compliance Certificate Lunch-and-Learn;
- March 7, 2016: Corporate Compliance Certificate online webinar;
- May 3, 2016: Summer Corporate Compliance Certificate program kickoff; and
- June 2016 (exact date to be determined): Corporate Compliance Symposium.
"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. We at Charlotte School of Law are excited by the opportunity to provide 21st Century practical training to the Queen City's workforce, and to contribute to the continued growth of its businesses."
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. Mr. Volkov maintains a highly popular Federal Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) blog; 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. Mr. 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 CharlotteLaw in this new venture," said Mike Volkov. "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."
About Charlotte School of Law: The Charlotte School of Law is an ABA-accredited law school located in the uptown area of Charlotte, NC. The school was designed and developed by legal educators who saw the need for new ways to provide legal education and serve students and society, in response to the dramatic changes reshaping legal services and the legal profession. To learn more, visit www.charlottelaw.edu, follow on Twitter @CharlotteLawEdu or like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CharlotteSchoolofLaw.
About Michael Volkov: Michael Volkov, CEO and owner of The Volkov Law Group, LLC, has over 30 years of experience in practicing law. Mr. Volkov spent 17 years as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia. He also served on the Senate and House Judiciary Committees as the chief crime and terrorism counsel for the respective committees. In addition, Mr. Volkov served as a deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legislative Affairs of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and as a trial attorney in the DOJ's Antitrust Division. To learn more about him, visit www.volkovlaw.com, follow on Twitter @mikevolkov20 or like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/volkovlaw.
Charlotte School of Law
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