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The Point

Recently a member of a West Coast media company’s board of directors asked me this question: Our CEO wants to reduce the number of his 13 direct reports, one of whom is the General Counsel. What do you think of having the General Counsel report to the Chief Operating Officer?

I replied that “Legal” has two very different responsibilities — and reporting relationships between the corporate law function and the C-Suite should should be structured accordingly. Continue reading

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