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Indispensable Counsel: The Chief Legal Officer in the New Reality

E. Norman Veasey and Christine T. Di Guglielmo

Abstract

Legislation and case law following the relatively recent corporate scandals have increased scrutiny on the ethics and integrity of individuals, and the culture they create, at the highest levels within the corporate structure. The corporate General Counsel (GC) is a key member of that group. This enhanced attention increases the already substantial tensions facing the GC, who must navigate the demands and interests of various corporate stakeholders—including the board of directors, officers (particularly the CEO), stockholders, and employees—while also serving the best interests of the client, ... More

Keywords: General Counsel, ethics, integrity, liability, chief legal officer

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199315604
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199315604.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

E. Norman Veasey, author
Senior Partner, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP (Delaware Office), Wilmington, DE, United States

Christine T. Di Guglielmo, author
Associate, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP (Delaware Office), United States