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Samantha Hertzog earned her MSL in Ethics & Compliance from Colorado Law in May 2018.  She now serves as the Associate Director for Gender Equity at Stanford University.   Immediately following her completion of the MSL program, Ms. Hertzog accepted a position as the Ethics & Compliance Analyst at Flatiron Construction Corp.  She then served two years as the Compliance Director for the Office of Conflicts of Interest & Commitment (COIC) within the Research & Innovation Office at the University of Colorado Boulder. 

How did your MSL degree prepare you for a career in compliance?

During my time at Colorado Law, I learned how to bring value to an organization in a number of important ways.  Specifically, the MSL program trained me to identify legal and reputational risks facing an organization, to implement policies and procedures across an organization to mitigate those risks, and to appropriately address and rectify any detected gaps in coverage and/or personnel wrongdoing.  Those skills enable me to help to cultivate and sustain an ethical and compliant culture in my organization.