Tuesday, February 17, 2009

My New Blog: Compliance Building

With my move from Goodwin Procter to be Chief Compliance Officer at a private equity real estate company, I have been using a blog to keep my notes. I have just open up this blog to the public. You can see what I have been up to at Compliance Building.

It was an interesting experience using a blog as a learning tool. The blog was a very convenient way to link to relevant articles, cases, statutes and regulations that play a role in my job.

If I were in law school now, I would use a blog to keep me notes. The blog platform is just a great way to keep information organized and retrievable. The blog posts are arranged in chronological order, making them easy to find based on date. I use the categories to keep the posts organized by topic. I use the tags to organize the posts around sub-topic, author and publication. Pages provide an overview, with easy editing.

I don't expect that too many of you will be interested in compliance and business ethics. To spare my readers (that's you) I started a new blog rather than putting all of the new information here. By using a new blog, I could also keep it private until I was ready (and the new company) was ready for it to be public.

I also really like the WordPress blogging platform. It offers much more funtionality and flexibility than Blogger.

Please take a look at Compliance Building. If it interests you, please keep going back or subscribe to the blog feed. If it interests anyone at your firm or anyone you know, feel free to pass along the link.

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