Corporate Compliance and Governance

The news is filled with examples of companies who find themselves in trouble because of employees’ unethical or illegal behavior.  Effective corporate compliance attorneys and governance programs are essential to avoiding those cases and protecting your company.  For many companies, such as public companies and government contractors, having an effective program is required, not optional, for their businesses. 

Our team of attorneys draws on decades of experience, and our Outside General Counsel™’s focus is to create, audit, evaluate and monitor practical and defensible compliance and ethics programs. We prepare:

  • policies
  • handbooks
  • training programs
  • code training to employees

Corporate Compliance Attorneys

We also conduct investigations in response to compliance reports.  For some clients, we act as the companies very own Outside Chief Compliance Officer. 

Managing compliance goes hand-in-hand with our business management work, including serving as our clients’ secretaries who handle:

  • periodic resolutions
  • managing board meetings
  • advising boards of directors

7 Elements Of A Legally Effective Compliance Program

A compliance program has never been more crucial to a company’s success and management of risk.  Compliance programs are comprised of internal policies and procedures created in order to meet standards set by laws and regulations and to assure that a company is following the rules. Once thought to be somewhat of a “low priority” aspect of business (Priority #1: making money, of course).

However, with increased regulations in various industries leading to greater exposure to lawsuits and government investigations, today it is imperative that a company have an appropriate compliance program in place. That program must be legally effective, properly implemented, and consistently enforced internally.

Compliance needs vary by company, and there is rarely a one-size-fits-all solution.  However, click here for the 7 key elements that exist in virtually all legally effective compliance programs.

Why OGC Solutions?

There are many advantages to hiring additional counsel, that’s why it’s important to focus on these considerations when making such an important decision.

Let our team at OGC Solutions provide you with the best and most trusted Outside General Counsel™ in the tri-state! We can be the bridge to growing your business.

Contact us to discuss how an Outside General Counsel™ solution corporate compliance attorneys can create a virtual legal department for your company.

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Corporate Compliance and Governance