Reclaiming the General Counsel’s Role as Advisor on Organizational Ethics


Michael Peregrine wrote this bylined article urging general counsel to reclaim their traditional roles as advisers on organizational ethics. “The compliance industry has in recent years moved aggressively to assert exclusive responsibility for organizational ethics, to the direct exclusion of the general counsel,” Mr. Peregrine observed, adding that because this “denies to corporate leadership the unique ethical perspectives of the general counsel it should not be tolerated by the governing board.”