The General Counsel’s Role in Supporting Culture: Five Considerations for Directors

In brief: Written by Holly J. Gregory of Sidley Austin LLP, and originally appearing in the Report of the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on Culture as a Corporate Asset, this tool provides five indicators for boards to use to determine whether their general counsel is well-positioned to positively influence corporate culture.

This resource can help your board

  • Determine the reporting structure for the general counsel.
  • Incorporate the general counsel into board-level decision making outside the traditional legal realm.
  • Ensure business units include the legal department in decision making.

Most relevant audiences: audit committee members, lead directors, general counsel, and chief compliance officers