Ethics and fraud are interconnected. Without a strong corporate governance framework and ethical culture, fraud risks increase exponentially. Fraud risk threatens companies of all sizes and managing that risk starts at the top.
How do legal departments navigate this reality? What are the best ways for in-house counsel to stay abreast of shifting policies, diagnose potential risks, and help their organizations set a course through murky waters? These are questions that not only multinational corporations are struggling with, but also smaller businesses and nonprofits. Everyone is turning to their lawyers to help make sense of the changing landscape.
Getting a seat at the table is important in a General Counsel's career. In-house counsel must learn to leverage their knowledge and expertise to advocate for the legal department and compliant practices. In this article, in-house counsel can learn relationship building techniques like building your brand, knowing the business and getting to know the Board to gain influence.