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
|Ethics and Compliance||71%|
|Data breaches or protection of corporate data||59%|
|Privacy law and regulation||51%|
|Mergers and acquisitions||44%|
|Intellectual property disputes||27%|
|Prosecutions and government enforcement||25%|