This intensive in-person course provides corporate lawyers and compliance experts a comprehensive overview of contemporary compliance themes, offering a unique training experience that will update attendees on the hot topics and current issues in international corporate compliance.  Attendees receive practical advice and recommended best practices on essential strategies for risk management.  The course also provides an interactive training experience as attendees will have the opportunity to practice essential skills for compliance and risk management functions.

All instructional materials will be provided to attendees and are included in the cost of the course.  


After successful completion of the course, all attendees will develop the following:

• Identify and analyse legal issues related to compliance practices and risk procedures within the corporate structure

• Develop and apply risk management skills to identify, evaluate and reduce legal risks in the workplace  

• Analyse organisational policies and procedures to ensure they promote ethical best practices and identify potential conflicts of interest  

• Identify, evaluate and implement best practices to ensure effective compliance programs   

•  Develop core practice skills for executing core functions of effective compliance and risk management objectives     


Intermediate level in English.

In-person, Frankfurt

18 hours/2.5 days

Meet the instructor and get a brief overview of the week-to-week agenda of the course by viewing the video. Please note that the dates and timing on the website here are correct and up-to-date. 


Lisa Marchese has had a celebrated career as a practicing attorney in the United States and as an educator on both sides of the Atlantic. She began her legal career working as a Legislative Counsel in the United States Senate in Washington, DC. She then moved back home to Seattle, WA where she worked as a Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for King County. After a distinguished career in which she successfully prosecuted many complex and high-profile homicide cases, Lisa went into civil practice and was a partner in two international law firms where she built a thriving practice as a complex commercial litigator. Over a lengthy career, she successfully represented corporate clients in American courts as well as arbitration and dispute resolution tribunals throughout the world. She also is experienced in law firm management and administration, having served for several years as the Department Chair of the Seattle and Anchorage Office Trial Practice Groups. While in private practice, Lisa was consistently named a top commercial litigator by Chambers USA. In 2008, she was inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Lisa is also an experienced educator. Since 2000, she has been an Adjunct Law Professor at Seattle University School of Law. Lisa also teaches at Gonzaga University School of Law’s annual Summer program in Florence where she lectures in the Mediation/ADR program. She also teaches university and graduate students at universities in Milan and Brescia. Lisa’s classes include business law, international economics and business and legal English. Lisa is an avid writer, having published articles on diverse topics of interest for both American business and legal journals. Her extensive professional and academic experiences and boundless enthusiasm for teaching help her to offer students a unique and in-valuable learning experience.


This is a very comprehensive course that addresses all major elements that a lawyer should have knowledge of. The program includes eight major aspects in which students will gain considerable expertise:

  • Business ethics
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Anti-harassment & discrimination
  • Whistleblowers & reporting protocols
  • Interviewing & internal investigations
  • GDPR – latest issues & best practices
  • Data-privacy & cybersecurity
  • Anti-money laundering & fraud

More information on the program can be found by downloading the course overview below.

The course is also organised in a two-day online format. Please visit the link here to learn more.

ECLA will issue a certificate to each participant at the end of the course indicating the exact hours of training.

Choose your track

The online course will take place on 15-17 November 2023 with the following schedule (CET):

  • 15 November (09:00 – 18:00) (including 1-hour lunch break)
  • 16 November (09:00 – 18:00) (including 1-hour lunch break)
  • 17 November (09:00 – 11:00)

(You can select your favoured schedule during checkout)

More schedules are currently planned and will be communicated shortly. Get informed



Discount for ECLA Members*
Discounts for large groups and individual company packages can be arranged – please contact:


Sophie Hauer
Academic Coordinator
+32 2 808 54 56


*ECLA Member: You must be an in-house counsel and individual member of an ECLA national member association. For the list of national member associations please visit