The Right Role for Legal in Compliance

What makes for an effective relationship between the legal department and the compliance department?  Can one individual effectively serve as a company’s general counsel and its chief compliance officer?  If the roles are bifurcated, how should the relationship operate?  At the Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics’ 2014 Compliance and Ethics Institute, Glenn Ware, a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and Suzanne Rich Folsom, General Counsel and Senior Vice President of United States Steel Corporation, discussed these questions and other nuances of the relationship between a company’s general counsel and its chief compliance officer.  See “PwC Survey Examines the Role of the Compliance Officer,” The FCPA Report, Vol. 3, No. 14 (Jul. 9, 2014).

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