“No…it depends…I’ll have to get back to you.”
Does this epitaph of the corporate lawyer sound familiar?
[Insert your favorite lawyer joke here.]
Let’s face it, lawyers are not the easiest folks to deal with and the interactions are a little, and perhaps at times a lot, like hugging a porcupine. Consequently, lawyers tend to be avoided at all cost, unless you need one, in which case you want the biggest porcupine you can find! Today, security managers are increasingly confronted with new regulations and liabilities that require interaction with legal counsel. Whether it be updated compliance regulations or new employment laws, the need for sound legal advice is omnipresent and on the rise.