At Skillsoft, Stephen Martin leads the company’s global compliance program for the Skillsoft group of companies. Stephen has more than 30 years of experience in compliance, risk management, litigation and investigations. In addition to his work on Skillsoft’s compliance program, Stephen is also assists the company with ESG, risk management, information security and data protection/privacy, litigation, labor and employment, internal investigations and special projects. Stephen has significant government, corporate and private practice experience. He began his career as an Assistant Attorney General for the state of Missouri, and subsequently served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. He later worked in-house in various roles as legal counsel and as lead compliance officer for several major corporations (WorldCom, Qwest and Adelphia), handling significant governmental and internal investigations, litigation and compliance matters, including designing and implementing broad-based compliance programs under scrutiny of governmental regulators. Stephen was also integral in the creation and development of a corporate compliance consulting practice at Baker & McKenzie, was a partner in the White Collar practice at Arnold & Porter and at StoneTurn overseeing the firm’s corporate compliance consulting practice and served as general counsel and chief compliance officer of a privately held compliance training and consulting company.