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In-House Interrogatory

Risky_BusinessBeing a general counsel can be risky business.

And the challenge could be getting a company’s board to accept that.

A new study out of the United Kingdom found that there is a gap between a company’s general counsel and its board of directors in understanding legal risks.

The Legal Risk Benchmarking Study interviewed 100 general counsels around the world. The results found that general counsels had a good understanding of legal risks, while the board had a poor understanding. This, according to the study, could lead GCs to be too optimistic when facing these risks.

Here’s our question for you:

Do you think there is a gap between general counsels and a company’s board of directors in understanding legal risks?

Leave a comment below or email me.

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