In-House GC’s: Their Crucial Role in Corporate Compliance

By Pamela J. Bethel What role should in-house lawyers play in assuring that corporate compliance standards are met? Should companies have a separate compliance department, or should it be part of the legal department and report to the general counsel? Mitratech, an  Austin, Tex.-based consulting firm that works with corporate legal departments, just issued a […]

A Big Win for Privilege in Internal Corporate Investigations

By Pamela J. Bethel Last May, we wrote in this blog that we hoped and expected the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to reverse a district judge’s opinion and to permit companies to assert attorney-client privilege for internal documents created in the course of a bona fide investigation by inside counsel. If […]