Helping people around the world do the right thing.

Since 1994, LRN has worked to propel organizations forward with the partnership, knowledge, and tools to build ethical culture.

LRN was founded on the belief that society is better off when legal & ethical knowledge is accessible to all. We are proud to have been helping corporations act responsibly long before CSR and ESG became fashionable business acronyms. We’re glad to see these important concepts catching on.






LRN is helping leading brands create compliance-aware and ethically-inspired workforces.

When AIB realized its “customer first” culture was starting to erode, they tapped LRN to develop custom training that would energize employees and re-instill their confidence in putting people at the center of their work.  
Learn how Corteva and LRN put culture, ethics, and compliance in the palms of employees’ hands with a mobile app that was accessible to the entire global team—from those working at company headquarters to those working, literally, out in the field. 
How can ethical culture enhance performance, reputation, and differentiation? LRN worked with Promigas, one of Latin America’s energy leaders, to answer that question—and helped them outperform industry benchmarks by more than 40% along the way.

LRN's recent milestones

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Acquisition of Compliance Learning

LRN completes the acquisition of the Compliance Learning business unit from Thomson Reuters,  supporting new clients in APAC and expanding depth of the LRN Inspire library.

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Inspire launch

LRN releases its modern Inspire Library, an enhanced learning format which reimagines the learner experience and prioritizes customization, timeliness, and analytics for E&C program managers with the new LRN Catalyst Ethics & Compliance Management Platform.

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LRN releases Benchmark of Ethical Culture

LRN confirms the most ethical companies outperform others by 40% across key business metrics including employee loyalty, customer satisfaction, adaptability, innovation, and growth.

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Acquisition of Interactive Services

LRN completes the acquisition of Dublin-based Interactive Services to create the premier resource for both library and bespoke learning courses.

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Learner Milestone

LRN reaches 100 million course completions


Reports and intelligence foundational to effective E&C programs

2024 Program Effectiveness Report

LRN Benchmark of Ethical Culture

Over the decades


LRN Catalyst Reveal platform capabilities expanded for real-time analytics of learner performance, sentiment, and overall program effectiveness against company and industry peer benchmarks.

2023 E&C Program Effectiveness Report downloaded at fastest pace ever, signaling wide interest in best practices for navigating risk in challenging times.



LRN releases its modern Inspire Library, an enhanced learning format which reimagines the learner experience and prioritizes customization, timeliness, and analytics for E&C program managers with the new LRN Catalyst Ethics & Compliance Management Platform.

LRN acquires the Compliance Learning business unit from Thomson Reuters, further enhancing its global reach and solutions offerings, and expanding its client base to 2,500 companies around the world.


LRN releases its first-ever Benchmark of Ethical Culture survey, partners with Tapestry Networks on an exploration of the board’s role in ethics, compliance, and culture in a landmark report, and measures the impact of COVID-19 on E&C programs in its annual Program Effectiveness (PEI) Report.

A brand evolution is underway. LRN’s client base leaps to more than 1,000 companies globally.


Following the murder of George Floyd, LRN makes clear its stance against racism and doubles down on diversity, equity, and inclusion. New resources and courses are developed for client partners to help improve workplace culture and a sense of belonging for everyone. This is just the beginning.

LRN completes the acquisition of Dublin-based Interactive Services to create the premier resource for both library and bespoke learning courses.


COVID-19 begins its permanent transformation of the global economy, forever shifting our experience of workplace, work life, education, and travel.


LRN releases The State of Moral Leadership.

LRN published the third edition of PEI Report and the first edition of the Board Report.

LRN and Leeds Equity Partners form strategic relationship to continue LRN’s mission.


Dov Seidman’s Framework for Moral Leadership was featured in Fortune’s Change the World issue where he was referred to as “the corporate whisperer.”


Change to LRN releases second edition of The HOW Report and the 2016 Ethics and Compliance Program Effectiveness Report.

Dov Seidman speaks at the Vatican for the Fortune + Time Global Forum.


FIFA embroiled in scandal as senior officials are indicted for bribery.

Volkswagen CEO resigns in wake of revelations that the company falsified emissions data on thousands of vehicles.

LRN releases industry’s first mobile Code of Conduct app.

Dov Seidman delivers keynote address to United Nations Global Compact gathering.

LRN reaches 100 million course completions.


LRN ranks first in CEB’S training activities and training effectiveness survey.

New ethics & compliance courses win multiple training effectiveness awards.

The Freedom Report released at the World Economic Forum.


The SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower awards its first bounty, and receives approximately 6,000 tips.

LRN’S 6th annual Ethics & Compliance Leadership Survey Report released.


U.S. Department of Justice and the SEC issue unprecedented joint guidance on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.


LRN moves into LEED-certified New York City headquarters.

LRN releases the HOW Report, a global, empirical research report with 2 million data points, analyzing how governance, culture and leadership impact the performance of organizations.


LRN joins United Nations Global Compact.

UK’s Bribery Act 2010 passed.

Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act passed.


LRN opens Mumbai office.

HOW translated in 32 languages.


Siemens pays fines totaling $1.6 billion, then the largest amount ever paid by a corporation, for systemic FCPA violations.

LRN launches Ethics & Compliance Alliance.

LRN enters into partnership with the Elie Weisel Foundation for Humanity, sponsoring annual prizes in ethics.


LRN opens London office.


100th partner joins LRN.


FSGO introduces requirement of promoting a culture of compliance.

LRN develops 100th ethics & compliance training course.

LRN founder testifies before the U.S. Sentencing Commission on the importance of culture and values-based ethics programs.


NYSE and NASDAQ listed companies required to adopt codes of ethics and conduct.


Sarbanes-Oxley Act passed.

WorldCom surpasses Enron to become biggest bankruptcy in U.S. history, after disclosing that it had improperly accounted for $3.8 billion of expenses.


Enron becomes largest bankruptcy in U.S. history at that time, leading to criminal investigation and conviction of senior executives for accounting fraud. Arthur Andersen convicted of obstruction of justice for destruction of evidence related to Enron, becoming first accounting firm ever to be convicted of a felony. The firm goes out of business.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopts policy that provides (among other things) for giving credit in enforcement decisions to issuers with compliance programs.


LRN launches the Legal Compliance and Ethics Center (LCEC) to deliver learning through an online library and custom courses.


Delaware Chancery Court rules in Caremark case that corporate directors have compliance-program-related fiduciary duties to monitor compliance with the law.

A group of leading partners team up with LRN to create a charter group bringing together the latest thinking in legal research.


Trader Nick Leeson causes Barings Bank’s collapse after incurring $1.3 billion in losses.


LRN, the Legal Research Network, opens for business in Los Angeles to provide shared-cost legal expertise for corporate legal departments.


The first governmental expectations of “effective programs to prevent and detect criminal conduct.” In addition to unprecedentedly huge fines for offences, the FSGO created an incentive for companies: those with an established, effective compliance program at the time of the offense could be treated much more leniently.


Due to eroded public confidence, leading defense contractors form the Defense Industry Initiative on Business Ethics and Conduct (DII). DII Principles become the basis for early corporate compliance programs.

It’s clear that balancing profit and purpose has a positive, transformational impact on business.

We help organizations leverage core values to drive consistent, ethical behavior and professional practice in a world where change is constant. Ethics and compliance leaders, boards of directors, HR professionals, and staff at some of the world’s largest firms partner with us to create experiences that prioritize values, culture, and the learner experience. Our offerings include advisory services; a SaaS education, analytics, and certification platform; library courses, and custom learning content. Strategic guidance and solutions from LRN provide organizations with the means to outbehave and outperform.

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