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Ethics and compliance keep in-house GCs awake

12 December 2016

Ethics and compliance keep more Chief Legal Officers and General Counsel awake at night than any other issue, according to a global survey.

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) has released its 2016 Law Department Management Report. The report was compiled from a survey of 299 Chief Legal Officers, General Counsel and legal operations professionals from 37 industries across 25 countries.

Asked to choose the top issues keeping them up at night, 71% chose ethics and compliance, followed closely by regulatory issues (70%). Data breaches or protection of corporate data was third, chosen by 59%.

Top issues keeping CLOs up at night
IssueProportion
Ethics and Compliance71%
Regulatory issues/Challenges70%
Data breaches or protection of corporate data59%
Privacy law and regulation51%
Information governance50%
Mergers and acquisitions44%
Litigation37%
Intellectual property disputes27%
Internal investigations26%
Prosecutions and government enforcement25%

Last updated on the 16th September 2019