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Cindy Cook DeRuyter


Attorney and Freelance Writer

About Me

Cindy Cook DeRuyter is a freelance writer and a licensed attorney in private practice.

Cindy spent almost two decades in the financial services industry in various operations and compliance roles, including 2 years as the Chief Compliance Officer for a federally-registered investment adviser owned by an accounting firm.

Drawing on the knowledge and experience she gained in those roles, Cindy loves to write about topics applicable to financial firms, accountants, realtors, insurance professionals and law firms, as well as general human resources and other business pieces. 

Visit Cindy's writing website at https://cindycdwriter.com/ to learn more. 

Industries I Write About

Financial Services

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Law Practice

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Investment Management

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My Writing Samples


"Compliance", "Ethics" and "Audit" are uncomfortable words in many organizations, but to truly have an effective corporate governance program, companies need to bake these functions right into the corporate "pie."


SEC Priorities for 2017 May Mean Push for FinTech

In January 2017, the SEC announced its examination priorities for the coming year. This blog post explores how firms can leverage technology to help them meet their compliance requirements.


Making it Easier for Employees to Blow the Whistle Internally

Companies that make it easier for employees to report non-compliance will be better prepared to meet regulatory requirements.


Compliance Technology, DOJ Investigations and the Yates Memo

In this guest blog post for Integrify, I explored the DOJ's "Yates Memo", its potential implications, and actions companies can take to obtain "cooperation credit" in a DOJ investigation.



Freelance Writer

As a freelance writer, I am an active contributor for various content providers, and I pride myself on creating compelling content for every client project and assignment. I have written hundreds of blog posts, white papers, and articles, and have created fresh, engaging content for hundreds of website pages. I have also had personal essays featured on Huffington Post and ScaryMommy.com.

Company: Writing and Editing (Self-employed)

I worked there from 9/2015 until now


In addition to being a freelance writer, I am also an attorney in private practice. My firm, DeRuyter Law, LLC, provides estate planning and business law services.

Company: DeRuyter Law, LLC

I worked there from 3/2011 until now

Chief Compliance Officer

As CCO for a federally-registered Investment Adviser and its affiliated insurance agency, I was responsible for developing and managing the firm's Regulatory Compliance program, including implementation and maintenance of policies and procedures, office inspections, communications with the public and compliance training.

Company: RSM US Wealth Management

I worked there from 5/2013 until 9/2015

Content I Write