The legal and compliance landscape has evolved, and so have the roles of the legal counsel and compliance officer within an organization. The primary role of the legal counsel is to defend their organization against litigations and advise them on a wide range of legal issues. Today, the legal counsels are also wearing the hat of compliance officer in several organizations. While the roles of the legal counsel and compliance officers have overlapped, there still needs to be a clear distinction between the roles within the organization. Additionally, organizations need to ensure that the legal counsel has the right skills to balance and fulfill both roles, and most importantly, help organizations to efficiently navigate through their legal and compliance risks.

In this MetricStream hosted webinar, Amy E. Hutchens, General Counsel and Vice President of Compliance and Ethics Services at Watermark Risk Management International, LLC., and author of the article "Wearing Two Hats: The Dual Roles of In-House Counsel and Compliance Officer", will explore the various challenges and trends in this practice, and the skills required to effectively perform a dual role. Other key points that will be discussed include:

  • Inherent conflicts when unifying the roles of the legal counsel and compliance officer
  • Challenges organizations have faced in the past when combining the roles
  • Government views and opinions on this practice
  • Strategies and processes that help people perform this dual role


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The webinar is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, November 28 2012, at 11 am Eastern Time. To register for this event, and to learn more about the webinar and speakers, please click here.

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