School of Law expands Financial Integrity Institute and renames it the Compliance, Risk Management and Financial Integrity Institute

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Case Western Reserve University School of Law has expanded its Financial Integrity Institute (est. 2015) and renamed it the Compliance, Risk Management and Financial Integrity Institute.  The expanded Institute will focus on the academic study of a wide-range of compliance and risk management issues. In an era in which regulatory landscapes are constantly evolving, the need for organizations to stay abreast of compliance requirements has never been more critical and the demand for professionals in this field has never been greater.

The institute is designed to be a hub for academics, lawyers, regulators and compliance professionals to interact and engage in the scholarly study of compliance and risk management and to consider how the compliance industry can and should evolve. It will host events related to compliance and risk management and provide resources related to the field. 

Eric Chaffee, professor of law and the Peter M. Gerhart Distinguished Research Scholar, is the inaugural director of the expanded institute. He has written extensively on various compliance related topics and presented his work throughout the United States and abroad.

“It’s an honor to be the inaugural director of this institute," Chaffee said. "Case Western Reserve has a rich history in the study of compliance, especially in the field of financial integrity. I am excited to continue those traditions.”

The institute will enrich the School of Law’s innovative Compliance and Risk Management Program, which offers master's degrees and certificates in compliance and risk management. The curriculum includes intensive study on legal concepts; the policies, practices and procedures that compliance functions require; and current practices in compliance functions in both businesses and public institutions.