Joshua H. Shields

Managing Editor at Association of Corporate Counsel

My Articles

The End of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Window-dressing?

Since its inception, corporate social responsibility (CSR), has been derided as window-dressing for corporations that are eager to keep regulators off their case. Often under the purview of in-house counsel, CSR is beginning 2018 with a bang with the news that Laurence D. Fink, the chief executive of BlackRock, sent a letter to business leaders urging them that they need to do more than make profits — they need to help their communities as well.

Seeing Through the Gray Areas

The gray areas, and navigating through them, are what Patrick Kong finds most interesting about his job. As general counsel and head of compliance for Chubb, the world’s largest publicly traded insurer, he is constantly looking for gray areas and figuring out the best way forward.

A Natural Progression

It’s hard to imagine someone better prepared for a generalist role in Asia than Deborah Vaughn. But she never set out with a formal plan to become Whirlpool’s chief legal officer of Asia Pacific. She says she simply moved from each position in “a natural progression.”

Building Real Value

Papanikitas was also drawn to the opportunity to join a new, lean legal team that tackles the broad range of legal challenges that Kimberly-Clark Australia encounters. He insists that every day is different because of that wide range of legal issues.