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Q&A With Nationwide's General Counsel & Secretary

Matt Kelly | December 14, 2004

This profile is the latest in a series of weekly conversations with executives at U.S. public companies who are currently involved in establishing and developing compliance programs. An index of previous conversations is available here.

How much of your job is specifically compliance, versus other legal duties you have?

First, technically my position is responsible for four functions: one is the lawyering; second is corporate governance and the secretary’s office; third is government relations; and fourth is compliance.

In my view, the more accurate answer is that in some ways 100 percent of my job is compliance. By that, I mean we’re in the midst of a concerted effort to fold compliance into every aspect of this company. What portion of my time is spent with our chief compliance officer, versus the general counsel...

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