The Domains of Corporate Counsel in an Era of Compliance

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Robert C. Bird

University of Connecticut - School of Business

Stephen Park

University of Connecticut - School of Business

Date Written: April 27, 2016

Abstract

This article analyzes the role of corporate in-house counsel in compliance. The rise of corporate counsel — most prominently, the Chief Legal Officer — has been accompanied by the growing demands of regulatory compliance and the emergence of the compliance profession. We examine the significant and positive influence of corporate counsel over two distinct yet interrelated domains: corporate governance and a culture of integrity. These two domains work together to establish the governance and cultural foundations of compliance within the corporation, and serve as the foundation for a pragmatic partnership between the corporation's legal and compliance functions.

Keywords: corporate compliance, corporate governance, corporate culture, business ethics, corporate counsel, chief legal officer, chief compliance officer

Suggested Citation

Bird, Robert C. and Park, Stephen, The Domains of Corporate Counsel in an Era of Compliance (April 27, 2016). American Business Law Journal, Vol. 53, No. 2, 2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2629903

Robert C. Bird

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Stephen Park (Contact Author)

University of Connecticut - School of Business ( email )

Storrs, CT 06269
United States

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