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Debbie Hart-Klein

Debbie Hart-Klein

RELX Group
Chief Compliance Officer
Newton, MA, USA


Debbie Hart-Klein is the Chief Compliance Officer for the UK-based RELX  Group, a world leading provider of  information solutions for professional customers across several market segments including:  RELX Group’s businesses operate across several professional market segments:

  • Elsevier is the world’s leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information, serving scientists, health professionals and students worldwide..LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a world leading provider of legal, regulatory and news & business information and analysis to legal, corporate, government and academic customers in more than 175 countries
  • LexisNexis Risk Solutions is a leading provider of solutions that combine proprietary, public and third-party information, with advanced technology and analytics. These solutions assist customers in evaluating, predicting and managing risk and improving operational effectiveness. Reed Business Information (RBI) provides data services, information and marketing solutions to business professionals across industries globally.
  • Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading organizer of trade and consumer events, with 500 events globally in a wide range of industry sectors

Ms. Hart-Klein has led RELX Group’s compliance program in her current full-time capacity since January 2007, following 6 years as a consultant to the company.  With a team of five, she oversees all aspects of RELX 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 communications materials; management of the internal whistleblower program and internal investigations; and preparation of compliance risk assessments.   

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 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.

Ms. Hart-Klein is based in Boston.  She can be reached at debbie.hartklein@RELX.com.

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