Trump’s Company Is Hiring an Ethics Adviser. Should Yours?
One of the unanticipated side effects of the intensive focus on the President’s personal conflicts issues is increased interest in the creation of a new “chief ethics officer” position.
Some corporations may find assigning oversight of ethical obligations to a dedicated corporate executive or outside adviser to be an effective strategy for addressing business conduct. Yet the wisdom and practicality of creating such a separate executive position requires careful and dispassionate board-level review, in consultation with general counsel.