Sees General Counsels as ‘Chief Crisis Managers’

“The relentless attack on Sony, in my view, is quite simply corporate terrorism complete with extortion, blackmail and infrastructure destruction. It’s shining a light on a new era in global business where politics, the fight for commerce and ideology are playing out in what some commentators are calling a cybersecurity world war. Whether classified as a cyberwar or simply corporate vandalism, the nature of today’s data breaches and cyberattacks are extremely complex matters that can cripple a company. These are issues that should be followed very closely by every general counsel in this country. In fact, the complex and increasingly litigious nature of the crises hitting corporations are forcing general counsels to act not just as executer of the law, but chief crisis manager.” — Melanie Dougherty Thomas

Inform Managing Director Thomas had this to say and more in the latest issue of the LexisNexis® Corporate Counsel Advisory, a widely distributed, complimentary digital newsletter for in-house counsel.

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Melanie Dougherty Thomas, Managing Director, Inform


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