I have provided below a link to a recent Inside America’s Boardrooms video discussing the relationship between the general counsel (GC) and the CEO and the Board. You don’t hear these discussions very often. The GC represents the Company, not the CEO. But, of course, those common interests are most often aligned, but not always. The Board acts on behalf of the Company and the Shareholders, and as such you can say that the GC also represents the Board, but not the Board Members individually, and even this relationship between the GC and the Board can get sticky in some circumstances. This is a fascinating and important discussion.
Best to you, David Tate, Esq., Royse Law Firm, Menlo Park, California office, with offices in both northern and southern California, http://rroyselaw.com/