Careers in Compliance: JDs Wanted

21st Century Legal Career Series Volume 2

2Contents
Focus: What is This Booklet All About?
What is “Compliance”?
The Work
Organizing the Compliance Function
Who Hires?
“JD-Advantage” Compliance Jobs and Careers
What Does It Pay?
Breaking into Compliance
Future Prospects
Follow-Up

Compliance is exploding all over the map. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) (http://bls.gov) says that compliance is one of the fastest growing occupations in the U.S. The number of compliance officers in the U.S. has more than doubled in the last six years, to around 300,000 and is still rising at the same rate. Robert Half International, a leading recruitment and placement firm, says that the outlook is “very bright for anyone entering into compliance as a career.”

A cascade of laws and regulations, plus vigorous government enforcement, has also upgraded the nature of the compliance function. Consequently, candidates armed with law degrees are viewed very favorably by employers seeking compliance professionals.

Investigate a field in which Richard Hermann says intense demand opens doors to both experienced practitioners and law students with no prior compliance experience in Volume 2 of the 21st Century Legal Career Series, Careers in Compliance: JDs Wanted. Buy the print edition at the NALP bookstore or the electronic version at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B071Z52QZP.