May 24, 2022

Business and Legal Reference: U. of Houston Law Center Releases Database of Compliance Codes For Fortune 500 Companies

From the UH Law Center:

The University of Houston Law Center [recently] released a searchable database that contains the compliance codes for Fortune 500 companies.

The project was led by Houston attorney Ryan McConnell, an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center. McConnell worked with a team of recent graduates and current students to develop the database, which covers 42 different topics.

“The free database allows any company to conduct benchmarking on virtually every compliance area covered in a code of conduct and to spot compliance trends within their industry,” McConnell explained.


The Wall Street Journal has already dubbed the online tool as “catnip for compliance officers.” More than 2,000 hours have been devoted to maintaining and updating the database since McConnell began the project in 2010 with the assistance of Akin Gump associate Katherine Southard Frazier and UH Law Center web developers Ruth McCleskey and Baroness Adams.


The database was updated this year by the University of Houston’s Business and Tax Journal, working with UH alumna Michelle Jee and several other UH students.

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