In-house counsel failing ethical risk management

While all lawyers must address ethical issues as part of their practice, in-house counsel face their own unique challenges:

“A new report suggests many corporate counsel struggle to navigate conflicts between their ethical obligations and company expectations. The Legal Risk: Definition, Management and Ethics study, undertaken by University College London’s Centre for Ethics and Law, suggests many in-house counsel do not have the structural support or processes in place to deal effectively with ethical conflicts….The report found the nature of an in-house role often leads to tension between identifying legal risks and the corporation’s interests.”

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