Practising Law Institute Purchases the Programming Assets of The SEC Institute, Inc.

Jan 09, 2014, 15:01 ET from Practising Law Institute

NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Practising Law Institute (PLI), one of the nation's most prestigious providers of continuing legal education, has acquired the programming assets of The SEC Institute, a leader in SEC compliance and continuing professional education for accountants, compliance and regulatory professionals.


The SEC Institute will operate as a division of PLI. PLI will bring The SEC Institute's same innovative training and expert faculty to accountants, auditors, attorneys, and other related professionals, including the SEC Reporting Skills Workshop, the Advanced Accounting & Reporting Workshop for SEC Professionals, and the Annual SEC Reporting & FASB Forum among others. For over 30 years, The SEC Institute has been a leader in SEC compliance and financial reporting and accounting education, helping professionals in public companies across the United States and abroad comply with the filing requirements of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Carol A. Stacey and George M. Wilson will join PLI as Directors of The SEC Institute division and will continue to lead the workshops and conferences that have made the company an industry favorite among public accounting firms and high-level professionals at public companies such as CFOs, controllers, directors of financial reporting, general counsel, in-house counsel, attorneys, investor relations professionals, audit committee members and other preparers of financial statements.

"The SEC Institute division will allow PLI to further enhance our existing offerings in the disclosure, reporting, compliance and accounting areas. We are thrilled to have Carol and George join the PLI team" says Anita Shapiro, Executive Vice President with Practising Law Institute who oversees Practising Law Institute's program content.

“I am looking forward to joining PLI, an organization that, with its group of stellar professionals, consistently delivers innovative, high-quality programs. I am especially excited to be able to continue the focus of my career - helping public companies and their advisors stay current on SEC requirements and key developments in accounting and financial reporting.” says Carol Stacey.

"I am very excited about the SEC Institute becoming a division of PLI, and all the opportunities this combination creates to build and enhance programs to help attorneys, accountants, auditors and other professionals practice at the highest levels in the SEC reporting realm" says George Wilson.

PLI currently offers more than 400 annual live programs and webcasts in the United States and abroad on a variety of legal and compliance topics. Additionally PLI offers thousands of hours of programs on an on-demand basis.

"We're incredibly excited to bring The SEC Institute and its programs into the PLI organization. There is a wonderful synergy in offering the accounting and reporting workshops to existing SEC Institute customers as well as PLI attendees," says PLI President Victor Rubino. "Our educational goals and standards have always run a similar course, and we look forward to bringing our gold standard training to an even wider audience."

PLI is currently preparing its 2014 calendar of SEC Institute workshops and seminars. For further information, please contact 1-888-212-2010 or

About Practising Law Institute (PLI)
Practising Law Institute (PLI) is the most prestigious nonprofit continuing legal education organization dedicated to providing the legal community with the most up-to-date information available. Founded in 1933, PLI's continuing mission is to enhance the professionalism of attorneys and other qualified persons by providing the highest quality and most innovative programs. PLI also offers One-Hour Audio Briefings, Online CLE, Publications and other services to enable attorneys to practice law competently and ethically, and to fulfill pro bono responsibilities. PLI offers more than 400 programs annually in locations across the U.S., as well as in London, Hong Kong, and Latin America, as well as Live Webcasts, interactive multimedia, Course Handbooks and annually supplemented Treatises, and the Discover PLUS eBook library. In addition, PLI annually awards over 40,000 scholarships to our programs. Its more than 4,000 speakers include the most prominent lawyers, judges, investment bankers, corporate counsel, and U.S. and international regulators. Learn more about PLI at

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