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Legal, Risk, Compliance, and Government Affairs

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With the proliferation of new and intensified risks, challenges, and opportunities that businesses now face, companies and organizations require deeper levels of legal and compliance expertise and strategy from their executives and board members. Organizations are increasingly seeking leaders with legal backgrounds for more than just attorney roles, while expecting that those in traditional attorney leadership roles bring more than legal skills to the table.

The areas of Legal, Risk, Compliance, and Government Affairs are now an integral part of an organization’s mission and success rather than being siloed from the business. This change may see General Counsel being tasked with driving a more value-driven agenda; Risk and Compliance helping navigate fast-evolving risk, regulation, and reporting responsibilities around cyber threats and data security; and Government Affairs steering the company through the choppy waters of a volatile global marketplace.

Our consultants utilize their extensive industry experience and established search expertise, along with wide and diverse national networks to source candidates who will bring unique value to a company.

We place exceptional Chief Legal Officers, General Counsels, Deputy General Counsels, as well as other C-Suite and Board members with strong business acumen across industries and locations – candidates who are attuned to a myriad of evolving legal, risk, and compliance issues that have the skills to help an organization thrive in today’s challenging landscape.

At Diversified Search Group, we know that understanding the Legal, Risk, Compliance, and Government Affairs functions in isolation is not enough; focusing on how a role can achieve impact in a broader sense is critical. Our practice leaders have a powerful combination of industry and industry leadership experience, and leveraging both enables us to develop search strategies that are highly effective and produce results quickly.

Sonya Olds Som, Esq.

Global Managing Partner, Legal, Risk, Compliance, and Government Affairs

Combining her extensive executive search experience in the legal industry with a proven track record of understanding the importance of diversity and inclusive leadership, Sonya leads searches and advises clients in recruiting Chief Legal Officers, General Counsels other C-Suite and Board members with compliance expertise across industries.

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