Debbie Hart-Klein is the Chief Compliance Officer for the UK-based Reed Elsevier Group, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the science, medical, legal, risk and business sectors, with over 30,000 employees worldwide. Reed Elsevier businesses include:
- Elsevier: The world's leading publisher of science and health information, serving more than 30 million scientists, students and health and information professionals;
- LexisNexis Risk Solutions: A leader in providing essential information that helps customers across all industries and government predict, assess and manage risk.
- LexisNexis Legal and Professional: A leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets;
- Reed Business Information: A leading global provider of information and marketing solutions to decision-makers and professionals in the United States, UK, continental Europe, Australia and Asia; and " Reed Exhibitions: The world's leading organizer of trade and consumer events.
Ms. Hart-Klein has led Reed Elsevier's compliance program in her current full-time capacity since January 2007, following 6 years as a consultant to the company. She oversees all aspects of Reed Elsevier Group's compliance program, including development and implementation of the Code of Ethics and Business Conduct and related policies and procedures; development and administration of compliance training; and management of the internal whistleblower program and internal investigations.
Ms. Hart-Klein previously was Senior Counsel to Harcourt General, Inc., a US-based group of companies in the publishing, specialty retail and movie theatre industries, managing litigation and antitrust compliance for the group. Before becoming an in-house lawyer, Ms. Hart-Klein was a litigation associate at the US firm Wilmer Hale, focusing primarily on antitrust and securities litigation. She has a bachelor's degree from Smith College, and earned her law degree from Boston University School of Law.