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In-House Interrogatory

PINNOCHIOAsked: Our weekly question to the In-House community

As a general counsel, it’s important to always let your conscience be your guide, or so says an article in Corporate Counsel.

Attorney David Peterson, the former premier of Ontario, says a general counsel should be like the conscience of a company, just as Jiminy Cricket was for Pinocchio:

I understand the difficulties in the real world. But how is capitalism going to save itself? How do we do the right thing? Whose job is it? . . . Increasingly a smart CEO is going to have a really smart general counsel as part of the team, who always reminds people of their responsibilities.

Here’s our question for you:

How does a general counsel act as the conscience of his or her company?

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