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Jul 12, 2023

In this episode, we speak with Lisa Fine of Pearson PLC, and co-host of the Great Women in Compliance podcast. We discuss how companies can maintain vibrant compliance programs in an increasingly complex world.


What We Discussed in This Episode:

  • How do the best companies assess business risk and legal risk together?

  • How does a deep understanding of the organization’s culture help in creating the compliance program?

  • How do compliance professionals stand their ground even while empathizing with the business?

  • What are the pros and cons of using outside counsel for compliance investigations?

  • How can outside attorneys add value and help with business strategy?

  • How do you ensure compliance training programs are effective?

  • How do you empower ethical decision-making in an organization?

  • What are some takeaways from your book, “Sending the Elevator Back Down: What We’ve Learned From Great Women in Compliance”?

  • What should we all be doing to help others in our professional communities?


About Lisa Fine

Lisa Fine is a compliance leader with extensive experience in compliance strategy, including risk management and mitigation, internal investigations, and implementing and growing compliance programs.  As Global Head of Investigations and Fraud for Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, she is involved in all aspects of the ethics and compliance program, including developing policies, risk assessment training, communications, and due diligence.  

In addition to co-hosting the “Great Women in Compliance” podcast, where women compliance practitioners are interviewed and discuss their experiences, advice and substantive expertise, Lisa also co-authored “Sending the Elevator Back Down: What We’ve Learned From Great Women in Compliance.” She has spoken at conferences in the United States and Europe and regularly consults with and mentors other women in the field of compliance and those starting their careers


About Scott Maberry

As an international trade partner in Governmental Practice, J. Scott Maberry counsels clients on global risk, international trade, and regulation. He is also a past co-chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Working Group for the Washington D.C. office, serves on the firm's pro bono committee, and is a founding member of the Sheppard Mullin Organizational Integrity Group.

 Scott's practice includes representing clients before the U.S. government agencies and international U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS), the Department of Commerce Import Administration, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the International Trade Commission (ITC), and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS). He also represents clients in federal court and grand jury proceedings, as well as those pursuing negotiations and dispute resolution under the World Trade Organization (WTO), North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and other multilateral and bilateral agreements.

 A member of the World Economic Forum Expert Network, Scott also advises the WEF community in the areas of global risk, international trade, artificial intelligence and values.


Contact Information 

Lisa Fine 

J. Scott Maberry



Great Women in Compliance 

Sending the Elevator Back Down: What We’ve Learned From Great Women in Compliance.


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