New "Code Companion" adds substantive legal analysis to customizable training to help corporate attorneys and executives meet compliance requirements.
May 25, 2004 (New York, N.Y.) — WeComply, Inc. and LexisNexis Matthew Bender today announced the two market leaders have partnered to create an enhanced online Code of Conduct training program for corporate employees, attorneys and executives.
Leveraging analytical content from Matthew Bender's highly-regarded legal treatises and practice guides, the new "Code Companion" adds substantive detail to WeComply's popular Code of Conduct training program. The enhanced program is designed to give corporate counsel and senior management a deeper understanding of the most important legal and compliance issues contained in their company's Code of Conduct.
"Our partnership with LexisNexis Matthew Bender is the perfect matching of strengths" said David Simon, president of WeComply. "As regulatory requirements for corporate attorneys and executives become more complex and onerous, the new Code Companion meets a growing need in the compliance marketplace. By couplingLexisNexis Matthew Bender's substantive materials with WeComply's customizable training content, we're offering companies top-notch knowledge and employee training in a one-stop, user-friendly and flexible format."
Accessed via context-sensitive links in the Code of Conduct training program, the Code Companion offers (1) general legal background; (2) expert commentary on key compliance issues; (3) practice tips, checklists and examples; and (4) a guide to related LexisNexis Matthew Bender resources for additional research.
"Not every attorney and executive will need every segment, but they will appreciate having easy access to in-depth legal analysis provided by Matthew Bender's experts in the Code Companion," said Kent Frankstone, director of Strategy and Development for LexisNexis Matthew Bender. "Whether they are ensuring compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act or OSHA regulations, Internet and email use or educating employees about cyber-security breaches, the Code Companion offers substantive support at the click of the mouse."
About WeComply, Inc.
WeComply offers customizable online compliance training programs on a broad range of law-related topics written and edited by practicing lawyers and academics. Clients include Baxter Healthcare, International Paper, Sun Microsystems, The New York Stock Exchange, Merck, Bristol-Myers Squibb, CBS Television Networks and the National Basketball Association. WeComply's alliance partners include the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), the NASDAQ Stock Market, and Proskauer Rose LLP. More information about WeComply and its offerings is available at www.wecomply.com
About LexisNexis Matthew Bender
LexisNexis Matthew Bender publishes authoritative, comprehensive and accurate legal information in every major practice area authored by the leading experts in the legal community. Some of its most successful publications include Securities Law Techniques, Business Organizations with Tax Planning, Collier on Bankruptcy, Current Legal Forms with Tax Analysis, Moore's Federal Practice and Nimmer on Copyright. LexisNexis Group (www.lexisnexis.com) is a global leader in comprehensive and authoritative legal, news and business information and tailored applications. A member of Reed Elsevier Group plc [NYSE: ENL; NYSE: RUK] (www.reedelsevier.com), the company does business in 100 countries with 13,000 employees worldwide