Experts predict increasing roles and responsibilities for general counsel and other senior legal executives in the coming years. These leaders are critical in assessing business risks, creating new employment models (e.g., for physician employment in healthcare), shaping public policy and overseeing government and legislative relations. General counsel, deputy general counsel and chief legal officers serve as an organization’s legal representation to external parties, represent the organization’s interests to the CEO, board and other members of the executive team and manage and mentor high-performing legal teams. In recruiting and supporting the growth of these leaders, WittKieffer draws exceptional talent from healthcare, higher education, Fortune 500 companies, not-for-profit organizations and the nation’s leading law and consulting firms.
Key roles within nearly all large organizations today – and especially in heavily regulated industries such as healthcare and pharmaceuticals – risk management and compliance leaders work closely with their CEOs/presidents and boards to assess risks and threats across the business environment, to comprehensively develop risk profiles for their organizations and to ensure practices and policies that minimize risk and ensure regulatory compliance. We are connected with a broad network of executives in the industries we serve with the knowledge and expertise to lead these crucial functions. We understand that the value of a great risk management leader is not always readily apparent but it is invaluable – their success means that significant risks have been avoided or mitigated.