Charged with identifying legal issues within the company. Oversees corporate governance and business policy. Advises the business when changes are made to the laws and also sets up training on legal matters for employees when applicable. Responsible for investigating issues of non-compliance and suggesting measures to take if non-compliance starts to become a bigger issue. In cases where a business is involved in a lawsuit, the chief legal officer may act as the chief litigator. Sometimes called general counsel (GC) or chief counsel.