Tom Lavelle, general counsel of Rambus, and Christine De Guglielmo, co-author of "Indispensable Counsel," talk with Kirk Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, about the role of a company's chief legal officer in supporting the ethical culture of a company. The general counsel is one of the leaders in promoting ethics within a company. He or she is an enabler for executives but also a gatekeeper, preventing the corporation from engaging in illegal behavior. The general counsel should offer business-oriented solutions to problems that are legal and fit the company's values.
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