Institute for Compliance in Financial Markets

Contact Information

Institute for Compliance

Felice Batlan, Director
565 W. Adams St., Room 765
Chicago, IL 60661
P: (312) 906-5341

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Institute for Compliance


The Institute for Compliance promotes careers in financial compliance, trains and prepares students for such careers, increases knowledge of the importance of compliance, and provides various events for the Chicago-based compliance and legal community. It is the first institute of its kind located in a law school.

Spring 2015 Classes

Course information for Compliance-related classes is now available. Click here to learn more about recommended classes.


7th Annual Conference on Futures & Derivatives

Thursday, October 15, 2015 

It is a time of new rules and continuous, evolving, sometimes confusing change. Gain real access to leading professionals from the CFTC, CME Group, NFA, DOJ and many more in this highly interactive boutique conference setting.


·Current Regulatory Issues
·Recent Trends in Enforcement
·Hot Topics in FCM Compliance
·Hot Topics in Proprietary Trading Firms
·Anatomy of Trading Investigation (ethics)

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law 

Registration Fees: 
BEFORE Thursday, October 08, 2015: $410.00 per person 

Regular Registration Fee: $450.00 per person 

Alumni Price: $340.00 per person 

Government Price: $340.00 per person 

CLE Credit:

5.75 hours of Illinois MCLE Credit, including 1 hour of Ethics
6.75 hours of Pennsylvania MCLE Credit, including 1 hour of Ethics

This Conference May Also Be Eligible For:
CFE Credit (Certified Fraud Examiner)
CSCP CEU Credit (Certified Securities Compliance Professional)
CCB CEU Credit (Compliance Certification Board) 

To learn more:  Futures & Derivatives Brochure
To register:

5th Annual BSA/AML Conference

Anti-Money Laundering Association

Friday, October 2, 2015
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Auditorium

The Anti-Money Laundering Association (AMLA) and the Chicago-Kent Institute for Compliance are co-presenting a full-day BSA/AML conference at Chicago-Kent.

More information to be announced.

>> Learn more about the Institute of Compliance's past events.

Elements of the Institute

Lecture Series

The Institute for Compliance holds a number of lectures and conferences related to current issues involving compliance. These events provide free CLE credit and are open to the public. 

Compliance Career Conversations

Chicago-Kent has numerous alumni who work in compliance—some in very senior positions. Using these connections, the Institute hosts a series of relatively informal discussions about careers in compliance for students and alumni.

Traders at the American Stock Exchange in New YorkClasses

The Institute for Compliance has created a curriculum for those students interested in compliance. The Institute arranges for a number of semester-long courses that are offered to IIT Chicago-Kent students. Chicago-Kent course offerings include Introduction to Compliance, Futures and Derivatives Regulation, Securities Regulation, Banking Regulation and Business Ethics.

Internships and Externship Opportunities

Internships and externships in compliance departments are crucial for training students so they acquire real-word, everyday experience regarding how compliance departments function and the types of issues those departments handle. The Institute for Compliance seeks to foster and find compliance-related internship and externship opportunities for Chicago-Kent students. 

Job Links

Drawing upon an extensive network of alumni in the compliance field, the Institute for Compliance curates a selection of job listings for graduates looking to build a career in compliance.

Board of Advisors

The Institute's Board of Advisors consists of leading practitioners in the compliance field, including general counsels at major investment banks, numerous chief compliance officers, partners at law firms, and former regulators.


Professor Felice Batlan is director of the Institute for Compliance. She can be reached at

Abby Schwartz Eisenberg is assistant director for the Institute for Compliance. She can be reached at