Is the law department (and compliance) an “emergency management profession?”
The web site of Network Frontiers summarizes an article in CPM Global Assurance magazine that discusses systems continuity efforts by an information technology function. The article uses the term “emergency management professions,” and includes within them “business continuity, security, disaster recovery, crisis management etc. and you could easily argue that compliance fits within the category.” (See my posts of May 20, July 31, Oct. 21, and Nov. 1, 2005 on whether a general counsel should also manage compliance and cognate function.)
Often, when law departments are at their reactive worst, they too could be deemd emergency management functions.
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