Physical Threats Are Rising: Key Compliance, Legal Issues for GCs


This article was originally featured on Bloomberg Law. It is co-authored by Fred Burton, Executive Director of the Ontic Center for Protective Intelligence, and Scott Shepherd, Chief Legal Counsel.

General counsel and chief legal officers are multidimensional leaders who touch every part of an organization, guardians guiding legal and regulatory matters for the business, navigating complexity while mitigating risk; catalysts, operators and strategists.

What’s more, there always has been great potential for disruption from inside an organization or externally. The trifecta of COVID-19, racial justice activism, and political unrest has led to lawsuits against employers in state and federal courts. Adding in potential threats to physical safety and cyber data breaches only exacerbates the number of ongoing threats and potential lawsuits corporations face from employees.

Read the complete article on Bloomberg Law.