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Jonathan Scott Joins GLG as Chief Compliance Officer


June 15, 2017

Former SEC Official to Oversee Best-in-Class Compliance Organization

New York, New York; June 15, 2017 — GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc.), the world’s leading membership for professional learning, today announced that Jonathan Scott will join the firm as Chief Compliance Officer.

Scott comes to GLG after more than a decade at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC). Most recently, he was an Assistant Regional Director in the Division of Enforcement and FCPA Unit at the SEC. Prior to working at the SEC, he was an attorney at the law firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP and clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Stanley Sporkin. Scott received his JD summa cum laude from Washington College of Law at American University (where he later served as an adjunct professor), and received a BS in Journalism from Boston University.

“GLG’s compliance framework is by far the most advanced and comprehensive in the industry,” said GLG General Counsel Laurence Herman. “It’s a key reason our clients consistently choose to work with us. We’re excited to have Jonathan join the GLG team and look forward to the expertise he brings to this crucial position.”

“I’m excited to join the industry leader,” said Scott. “GLG not only pioneered the professional learning category, but they have long set the industry standard for compliance, making GLG the safest place for clients to learn and conduct their research.”

GLG was founded in 1998 to serve professionals who needed perspective that couldn’t be found in one-size-fits-all industry reports. It began connecting its clients with smart people who had firsthand expertise or operational experience. Today GLG serves the world’s leading investors, entrepreneurs, corporations, consulting firms, nonprofits, and startups. Its teaching members include 500,000 policy specialists, academics, engineers, former C-level managers, and professional leaders. GLG is scaling one-to-one learning, pairing its members thousands of times a week, around the world.

About GLG / Gerson Lehrman Group

GLG is the world’s leading membership for professional learning. Business leaders, investors, consultants, social entrepreneurs, and other top professionals rely on GLG to learn in short- and long-term engagements from more than 500,000 members and other experts. Clients partner with GLG to address their most complex strategic challenges, make better business decisions, and advance their careers through conversations, mentorships, small group meetings, surveys, and other interactions—all within a rigorous compliance framework. Headquartered in New York City, GLG’s approximately 1,400 employees work from offices in 12 countries. For more information, visit