Nicole Di Schino

Nicole Di Schino is an attorney, editor and compliance consultant. A self-described compliance dork, Nicole has a passion for uncovering and sharing compliance and ethics best practices.

With more than seven years of experience covering the compliance space, she has built a strong network of relationships with compliance experts and brings their varied perspectives to her writing and consulting work. Nicole previously served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Anti-Corruption Report. Prior to that, she was an associate at Quinn Emanuel and Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, where she specialized in white-collar work and civil litigation, including advising companies on building and maintaining compliance programs and responding to government subpoenas. Nicole graduated from New York University School of Law and is a member of the New York bar.

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A CCO doesn’t necessarily need a legal background. Some think it’s better when they hail from somewhere else, in fact. Nicole Di Schino considers whether a legal background works for or against the compliance pro. Should your next chief compliance officer come from the business ranks of your company rather than from the legal team? Denis Jacob, Vice President and Deputy Chief...

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Does the New Three Lines Model Give Short Shrift to Compliance?

Compliance doesn't appear to figure prominently in the update to the Institute of Internal Auditors' 2013 Three Lines of Defense Model. Compliance consultant Nicole Di Schino takes a look here, providing original reporting for CCI as she shares analysis and opinions from compliance pros and IIA CEO Richard Chambers. All images courtesy of Institute of Internal Auditors; used with permission Recent updates...

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