Confidentiality & Whistleblowing: Where In-House Counsel's Competing Interests Collide

May 29, 2018

The Lexis Practice Advisor Journal™

By: Devika Kewalramani

With a changing legal landscape, increasing regulatory compliance, and global economic uncertainties, corporations—foreign and domestic—are under greater pressure to meet their business objectives in a more cost-effective way. In this evolving corporate environment, in-house counsel shoulder additional responsibilities—wearing many hats as business advisor to the corporate employer, salaried corporate employee, and legal counsel to the corporate client.

While playing these roles, in-house counsel are mandated to act ethically under the rules of professional conduct, ensure that the corporate employer complies with applicable laws and regulations, and follow the direction of company management on corporate policies and practices.

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