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To Be a Good In-House Counsel, Be Prepared to Break The Law, Maybe

By on January 5, 2019 in Corporate Counsel, Employment, General Counsel

As an in-house counsel — the individual tasked with mitigating risk for your employer — sometimes you have to make a decision much hastier than you might normally be comfortable with doing so, writes Stephen R. Williams in a column for Above the Law.

Williams, who works in-house with a multi-facility hospital network, tells about a crisis that dropped into his lap late on the Friday before the week of Christmas. It involved a report from an employee who said one of their coworkers made what was perceived to be a comment reflecting a suicidal thought.

His column tells how he dealt with the situation, even though the colleagues who usually handle such cases were unavailable because of the holiday season.

Read the article.




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