Title: The role of corporate counsel in the new governance model: sound policy or another quick fix?
Authors: Hugh P. Gunz, Sally P. Gunz, Robert V.A. Jones
Addresses: University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont. M5S 1A1, Canada. ' University of Waterloo, 200, University Avenue, Waterloo, Ont. N2L 3G1, Canada. ' RVA Jones Associates Inc., Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Abstract: The role of corporate counsel in the corporate governance process has been long overlooked. This paper uses recent comments by Breeden as the springboard for a discussion of the issues surrounding significant roles for lawyers in corporations. It considers these both from a practical and a theoretical perspective and identifies why it is problematic merely to assume hiring lawyers will ensure good compliance both in terms of legal and ethical obligations.
Keywords: corporate counsel; corporate governance; ethics; ethical decision making; corporate lawyers.
International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, 2004 Vol.1 No.2/3, pp.126 - 136
Published online: 16 Sep 2004 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article