Risk Update

Blog Update — Our Continuing Journey

I’m very pleased to welcome a new sponsor of the Bressler Risk Blog: Accuity.

They reached out some time ago as they look to expand their support of the legal market, particularly in the US, and it became clear that exposure here would be a nice fit for them. (My readers are just the folks they want to reach.)

What this means (and what it doesn’t)
I started this site and newsletter as an experiment, supplementing my “day job” as a consultant with a bit of risk blogging, after a near-decade long risk blogging run in a past life. Coupled with wonderful notes of encouragement from the community, sponsor support will help me keep the machine humming.

Those notes from readers really are indeed motivating and appreciated. For those looking to support the blog, sharing it with your friends and colleagues and encouraging them to join the mailing list is another great way to aid the cause.

  • For anyone curious about editorial implications (this is a risk and compliance blog so the irony of the topic isn’t lost on me), please rest assured that I take that seriously.
  • I generally cover what I personally find interesting. Sometimes that involves a vendor, but most of the time it doesn’t.
  • What you will see moving forward is a new monthly “thank you” post to our sponsors, which will include an explicitly commercial message promoting (hopefully interesting and relevant) content that may be commercial. Email readers will also see a discrete newsletter footer with brief commercial messages.
  • This is well in line with practices other blogs and publishers follow.
  • Fundamentally, the core spirit and focus of the blog remains unchanged.

Oh, and I would note that other sponsors are welcome… So tell your vendors and partners (several of whom are longtime readers as well — hello there) to help themselves reach the risk audience and support BRB.

And, if you’re inclined to lend a bit of attention and consideration to the domain of my new sponsor, I’d certainly be grateful. Here’s the gist of their story and offering:


  • US firms are facing growing expectations for Anti-money Laundering (AML), Know Your Client (KYC), and Financial Crime / Counter-terrorism Financing (CTF) compliance — increasingly mirroring the strict standards enforced in international jurisdictions.
  • Accuity supports the demanding challenges facing law firms with the industry’s largest, most up-to-date database of high-risk entities — including Sanctions, Politically Exposed Persons, Adverse Media, Enforcement and State-Owned Enterprise data. The information we make available covers millions of entities in 250 countries and territories, from 1,300 enforcement agencies and 30,000 Media Sources and all global sanctions lists.
  • And this information can be integrated directly into your existing business intake and conflicts software (including purpose built specialist solutions and practice management system modules), or accessed through intuitive, online search and reporting tools.

If this is of interest, please do take a moment to check out some of their more detailed materials at this link, and even fill out their form to get it touch.

If you do get in touch, and tell them you’re doing it because Dan put in a good word, an angel will get her wings, I’m told… >smile<

(Having spent some time on the phone with their account manager, Teddy Peck. I can say that he seems to be a reasonably stand up kind of chap, for a salesperson. And I tend to be pretty hard on those folks… But I’ll leave firms to do their own due diligence on the specifics of their service.)

Now, back to the risk blogging.