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My employer, a private financial institution, does not have mcken11811/28/17
Corporate Counsel -El Fin isthisit11/28/17
Chief Legal Officer seriously, though, Corporate Counsel dingbat11/28/17
Sultan of Legalities Chief of Double-Speak isthisit11/28/17
Read the l as an i..... esquire13811/29/17
Head of Legal Engineering dpt. Director of Corporate Legal mrlollipop12/01/17
Esq esquire13812/01/17
Every young in-house counsel I deal with is "Associate Couns lolwutjobs12/01/17
mcken118 (Nov 28, 2017 - 1:41 pm)

My employer, a private financial institution, does not have a legal department. I work in a quasi legal and compliance role with the title of Compliance Specialist and am managed by the Director of Compliance (a non-attorney). We are discussing my potential title change and are struggling with what would be appropriate in this situation. The issue is whether having attorney or counsel in my title without a more senior attorney or legal officer on staff would subject me to certain professional liabilities. Some sample titles we’ve discussed have been Legal and Compliance Advisor, Staff Attorney- Compliance Specialist, and Regualtory Counsel. I’ve been on staff for 1 year and have been licensed to practice law for 1 year. This is my first full-time professional role post-law school and I’m leery of having a non-attorney title for too long which would reduce my marketability for future legal employment. Any advice? Thank you!

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isthisit (Nov 28, 2017 - 2:00 pm)

Corporate Counsel

-El Fin

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dingbat (Nov 28, 2017 - 4:23 pm)

Chief Legal Officer

seriously, though, Corporate Counsel or Regulatory Counsel are probably the best options

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isthisit (Nov 28, 2017 - 4:52 pm)

Sultan of Legalities
Chief of Double-Speak

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esquire138 (Nov 29, 2017 - 8:38 pm)

Read the l as an i.....

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mrlollipop (Dec 1, 2017 - 2:10 am)

Head of Legal Engineering dpt.
Director of Corporate Legal Theory

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esquire138 (Dec 1, 2017 - 10:49 am)

Esq

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lolwutjobs (Dec 1, 2017 - 11:50 am)

Every young in-house counsel I deal with is "Associate Counsel". If you guys are looking for some general outside counsel assistance, let me know ;)

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