For a long time, compliance was perceived as a part of the larger legal world. Today, compliance is its own profession — a place where people work tirelessly to make the world a better place, one where doing the right thing is the standard for everyone. There are a lot of amazing and inspirational women who have helped the compliance field develop into what it is today and women who are joining this field every day. They are leading the work on cutting-edge issues and breaking barriers for women. Join Mary Shirley and Lisa Fine as they talk with women in compliance who are making a difference.

In today’s episode Mary visits with Amy Mertz Brown, Chief Compliance Officer of the SEC. They discussed her role and how it feels to have the responsibility of the head of the Compliance function for one of the most significant Compliance regulators in the world, her tips for success in technology implementations and her takeaways from spearheading the creation of a compliance function in a start-up federal agency. With her extensive managerial experience in legal and compliance departments, Amy also shared various approaches for addressing difficult stakeholders inside an inherited staff and how she prizes diversity as an important goal when building out her teams.

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