SOURCE: Mitratech

May 12, 2008 12:21 ET

Mitratech and Duff & Phelps to Present Webinar Series on Global Compliance Frameworks

Discussions Will Deliver Practical Strategies to Align Business Strategy With an Effective, Automated Compliance Program

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - May 12, 2008) - Mitratech, a leading provider of software solutions to manage legal, compliance, and security risks, and Duff & Phelps, a leading provider of independent financial advisory and investment banking services, will co-host a webinar titled "The Global Compliance Framework: Aligning Business Strategies With An Effective Automated Compliance Program" on May 13, 2008 at 2 p.m. EDT.

Designed for CCOs, CROs, VPs, and GCs responsible for governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) strategies, this webinar will demonstrate how leading organizations have improved GRC operations, to ensure that risks are proactively addressed with an effective and systematic approach.

The discussion will cover:

--  How to align corporate strategy with effective compliance frameworks
    to support corporate objectives and business goals
--  Key attributes and components of a compliance program
--  Risks associated with a distributed compliance environment and the
    benefits of convergence
--  How to implement risk and compliance controls by partnering with
    functional and business groups
--  GRC technology to automate your compliance strategies and programs

Speakers include:

Robert Kirtley, Managing Director, Legal Management Consulting, Duff & Phelps

James Ewing, Managing Director, Legal Management Consulting, Duff & Phelps

Tim Strong, Director, Legal Management Consulting, Duff & Phelps

Shaheen Javadizadeh, VP of Business Development, Mitratech

"Compliance has become a paramount concern for directors and senior managers," said James Ewing, Managing Director at Duff & Phelps. "No longer implemented only after a major legal and regulatory lapse, compliance programs have become a requirement for organizations seeking another line of defense in today's stringent regulatory environment. Proactive compliance programs, when appropriately and comprehensively designed, are very effective in reducing compliance risk and protecting company assets and reputation."

"Sustainability and adaptability are key to a successful compliance program that addresses the changing regulatory landscape," said Shaheen Javadizadeh, Mitratech's Vice President of Business Development. "In response to an increased demand for proactive compliance management, Mitratech has partnered with the world's leading companies to develop an automated GRC framework that is adaptable to all regulated industries and future compliance mandates."

About Duff & Phelps

Duff & Phelps Corporation (NYSE: DUF) is a leading provider of independent financial advisory and investment banking services, supporting client needs principally in the areas of valuation, transactions, financial restructurings and disputes. Founded in 1932, the company's mission is to protect, recover and maximize value for its clients by providing independent and unbiased advice on issues related to highly technical and complex assessments of value. For more information, visit

About Mitratech

Since 1987, Mitratech has provided matter management, GRC, and security solutions to the world's largest organizations. With direct access to financial, performance, and exposure data, our clients have better aligned departmental management strategies with corporate and budgetary objectives. Beyond operational efficiency gains, Mitratech clients use TeamConnect to collaborate with business partners, provide superior service, and realize tangible cost savings. For more information, please visit

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