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My name is George Lekatis. I am the general manager of
Compliance LLC, a US firm providing risk and compliance
training and executive coaching
in 36 countries.
of the time I travel around the world, leading classes in the
States, around the Caribbean, in most EU countries, in the Gulf
and the Pacific
I have worked for more than 15
years as a management consultant and educator, and I also spend
some time as an expert witness, investigating and testifying in
the areas of risk and compliance management standards, policies,
procedures, best practices, due care and due diligence.
What I really like is ...
... linking the disciplines of
finance, mathematics, law, information technology and wealth
I also like to study in nice places around
the world, to write, to speak, to help people find their way in
life, to explore opportunities and to learn from other peoples'
This blog is about my personal journey with
Risk Management, that I want to share with you.
I want to
share with you challenges and opportunities, news, alerts, ideas
and career opportunities in risk and compliance management. This
blog contains an arsenal of practical advice and ideas gleaned
from my long career in risk management, executive coaching and
Importance of Certificates
I am a mathematician and I have good legal studies... is it
No, the more
certificates, the better.
Not only university degrees. Professional certificates are very
I love an
interesting part of my duties. I am litigation consultant and
expert witness in some really interesting cases. I love the
challenge, the investigation, the fever.
What is really important in this job?
Attorneys spend 80% of the time to humiliate you, and if it is not
possible, they spend the remaining 20% of the time to listen to
what you have to say.
you can not be a full time expert
witness, there is no credibility in the court of law. So I lead
classes in 36 countries, and consult banks, governments, monetary
This is really important for the court of law.
legal approach to screening expert
has undergone significant change over the past two decades.
Technology law decisions are often based on the performance of
technologists, who are often ill prepared to step into the roles
that the legal system defines for them. Sometimes,
one detail not adequately explained by
one of the testifying experts makes all the difference in the
As a Consulting Expert,
I investigate the case, explain technology to the legal team and
advice on strategy.
Technologists are often very bad expert witnesses. They
hardly bear the legal process.
A technical expert witness must be a
good teacher and a good speaker. He / she must have a likable
personality (sorry programmers!).
He / she must understand (and must turn) the court’s concerns: Oh,
how boring… Is this expert really an expert?...
I want to
discuss my risk management training and
My certificates include
60 Microsoft certificates
(from November 1998 to July 2000),
3 Checkpoint certificates,
the CISSP, 3 Internet Security
Systems Certificates, etc.
Yes, these certificates played an important role in my life. I
have credibility when I form an expert opinion about Microsoft
systems used in banking and listed companies.
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