In-house lawyers across industries commonly refer to the revenue-generating units of their organizations as “the business,” while legal and compliance departments are referred to as “cost centers” with a pejorative undertone. Notably, the lawyers that operate in those units are keenly aware of the power dynamics that nomenclature reinforces. Shifting perceptions of corporations’ responsibility, however, might give compliance lawyers an opportunity to add value, influence their organizations’ cultures and reframe goals. In a guest article, WTAII PLLC attorneys Warren Allen II and Ray McKenzie share observations and strategies for leveraging those shifts when building and bolstering organizations’ compliance programs. See “Can Compliance Certifications Empower CCOs?
” (Oct. 18, 2022).