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Ellen Hunt remembers being an in-house counsel at a health care company in Illinois about 15 years ago when her organization pleaded guilty to fraud and was required to create the new position of compliance officer.

“So it was, ‘Hey, Ellen, will you do it?’” she recalls, then laughs. “I suspect that’s a pretty typical path for compliance officers.”

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Sue Reisinger

Senior reporter at ALM since 2004; based in Florida; covers general counsel and white collar crime; contact: sreisinger@alm.com

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