In 2019, company leaders must be more engaged, stepping up to establish the business’ culture and values from the boardroom down.
That’s the message of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld’s annual forecast outlining the top 10 most important topics facing corporate directors and counsel in the upcoming year. While the list includes some perennials such as cybersecurity, some issues that are unique to 2018—the #MeToo movement and the midterm elections, for example—also make the list.
But most, however, generally involve increased responsibility on the part of directors and their in-house lawyers, said Christine LaFollette, partner in charge of Akin Gump’s Houston office and a member of the cross-practice, four-lawyer team that drafted the 2019 report.
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