A Guide to Identifying and Working With Quality Local Counsel

Operating internationally requires a company to identify and retain a multitude of advisors. According to Suzanne Rich Folsom, a corporate governance and ethics expert and the former general counsel, chief compliance officer and SVP of government affairs and global public policy at United States Steel Corporation, “any corporation seeking to compete lawfully in today’s dynamic global economy will be faced with the need to retain local counsel to assist in addressing a host of matters.” This is particularly true when a company is conducting routine anti-corruption compliance measures, such as building compliance policies or investigating potential corruption violations. The Anti-Corruption Report spoke with in-house counsel and their advisors about the best strategies for identifying, hiring and managing local counsel. See “The Curious Case of “All Relevant Facts” in Internal Investigations” (Mar. 7, 2018).

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