Compliance professional

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One employed in the compliance department (as distinct the legal department) so not, strictly speaking, a professional at all (but constantly at pains to call herself one, the same way that real estate agents and financial advisors do). In the Harry Potter argot, a mudblood[1].

Legal and compliance

Just what the difference is in function is between the legal, compliance and legal and compliance departments could occupy a corpulent volume.


  1. Don’t forget, this is a pejorative term for someone who nonetheless may have ninja legal skills: Hermione Grainger was a mudblood, after all.