A new study finds chief legal officers under increasing pressure because of regulatory and technological change to provide greater input into corporate strategy. Surveying more than 1,600 chief legal officers in 55 countries, the findings highlight the increasingly close collaboration between legal heads and the CEOs and boards of nearly all Fortune 500 companies. The same reporting arrangement, however, characterizes only about 78 percent of the largest corporations worldwide, the study found. Read more.
Monthly Archives: February 2019
In the early 1900s, writer Upton Sinclair shocked American consumers with depictions of the meatpacking industry, and food safety regulations followed. Today, customers and investors aren’t focused simply on bare-bones regulations, but on more expansive efforts that further strengthen the bottom line, protect assets, and minimize employee turnover. Health and safety concerns are evolving from mere compliance to proactive measures that enhance wellness across the supply chain and benefit recruitment and retention. Read the full report.
Planning for market uncertainty is central to corporate legal strategy. Learn how the legal head of one of the biggest wine and spirits company navigates the import, marketing, distribution, sale, taxation, and consumption of beverage alcohol, as well as ongoing tariff considerations. Read more.