Win Swenson has been a partner in Compliance Systems Legal Group (CSLG), a law firm practicing exclusively in the areas of corporate governance, compliance and ethics, for the last 17 years.


As Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Sentencing Commission (1990-1996), Mr. Swenson led the unit that developed the federal sentencing guidelines for organizations (FSGO), establishing the principal model for corporate compliance/ethics programs used in the U.S. 

From 1996-2000, Mr. Swenson led the compliance/ethics consulting practice of KPMG LLP in the U.S.

Both at CSLG and in his prior consulting work, Mr. Swenson has assisted organizations on a broad range of matters relating to compliance/ethics program management and evaluation.  This work has included:

  • Serving as an independent third-party monitor or consultant to companies pursuant to agreements with U.S. governmental agencies. Companies for whom Mr. Swenson has performed this role include WorldCom, Boeing and Halliburton.
  • Conducting evaluations of compliance/ethics programs for dozens of companies in about 40 countries.
  • Conducting compliance/ethics training for the boards of directors of many leading companies.

Work with Department of Justice

In addition to his work with public companies, Mr. Swenson has been retained directly by the U.S. Department of Justice to evaluate the compliance program of a publicly traded company that the government was deciding whether to charge criminally. 


Mr. Swenson obtained his J.D. from New York University School of Law where he was on the law review, a member of the Root-Tilden Scholarship Program, awarded the John Norton Pomeroy Award for Scholarship and elected to the Order of the Coif. 

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