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Every acorn on the ground is just as alive as the three-hundred-year-old oak tree that towers over it.

– Hope Jahren

Providing Practical Compliance From Deeply Rooted Expertise and Experience To Make A Difference for Our Clients

From Humble Acorns Mighty Oaks Will Grow

Whitelaw Compliance Group focuses on emerging healthcare companies.  We believe that from humble acorns mighty oaks will grow.  We also know that every company needs access to high quality, practical compliance that fits the company’s needs and grows as the company grows.  Doing this requires deep expertise and innovative thinking.

Our Expertise is Deep and Our Experience Broad.

With over 25 years working in and with healthcare companies, and having designed, built and run 4 different compliance programs, we know from experience what works.  We also know how to fit the pieces together to get things done as quickly and efficiently as possible to minimize disruption and costs.  This gives us the ability to create innovative, effective compliance.

The Acorn & The Oak

Many clients have asked me about the acorn and oak that are part of the Whitelaw Compliance Group logo.  When I was forming the firm, my wife asked me to describe what we did and the types of clients we wanted to serve.

After patiently listening to one of my long-winded explanations, she, as usual, cut right to the heart of the matter. Knowing that I wanted to work with smaller clients that had innovative products and were on their way to being the next generation of industry leaders, she, being a passionate and skilled gardener, immediately responded, “Oh so from humble acorns, mighty oaks are born.” With that, the acorn and the oak became the logo of the Whitelaw Compliance Group.

So if you are looking for a partner to grow with you and your company, drop me a line or give us a call to discuss how we might help you with your compliance challenges.

– Dr. Seth B. Whitelaw, President & CEO

We Offer a Wide Range of Services

Our services are tailored specifically to each client’s individual needs and include:

  • Compliance vision and risk strategy for the present and future
  • Program health-checks and CIA readiness assessments
  • Board of Director expert services, training, and support
  • Interim department staffing
  • Policy and SOP development
  • Process development and execution
  • Helpline creation and management
  • Investigation process development and execution
  • Staff training and knowledge enhancement
  • Regulatory response and remediation
  • Serving as an Expert Witness

Company News & Recent Articles



 Once again, Dr. Whitelaw is co-teaching  Health Care Compliance Skills for the Spring 2020 Semester.  This online course is a core component of Mitchell Hamline’s Health Law Institute’s certificate programs for both J.D. students and working professionals.  The fall semester begins on August 20th.



    Opioid Crisis:  Whitelaw, S., When Money and Doritos Don’t Suffice – The Crucial Imperative for Integrating Effective Compliance Controls In The Ongoing Opioid Settlements, 5.10 Policy & Medicine Compliance Update, 1 (2019).

    Drug Pricing:  Whitelaw, Seth; Fiorentino, Nicodemo; and O’Leary, Jennifer (2018) “Drug Pricing—The Next Compliance Waterloo,” Mitchell Hamline Law Review: Vol. 44 : Iss. 4 , Article 2.

    Policy & Medicine Articles

    Governance & Operations:  Redressing Corporate Misdeeds — Is Holding Individuals Accountable the Answer? vol. 6, issue 1, 14 (co-authored with Nicodemo Fiorentino, Esq.)

    Opioid Crisis: Spreading the Blame – DEA Criticized for Its Role in the Opioid Crisis, vol. 5, issue 11, 23.

     Real World Evidence: Data in the “Real World” – The Future?, vol. 5, issue 8, 10 (co-authored with David Vulcano, LSCW, MBA, CIP, RAC).

     Transparency: Another Twist on Transparency – Transparency in Litigation, vol. 5, issue 6, 13. 

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