General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer . . . or Both?

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Of all the proverbial hats that general counsel don, one question that comes up again and again is: should they also be chief ethics and compliance officer?

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  • Kevin Warmack

    In most cases, it would be better for the company if the General Counsel did not wear the hat of compliance officer and general counsel. In the financial services industry for example, if the GC was the CCO, he could be considered a supervisor, which would create more conflicts.

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