Allan says scaling the legal team as his company grows is his greatest challenge
By Julius Melnitzer | May 24, 2023
It’s fashionable to observe that good general counsel are integrated with their organization’s business. If that’s so, Travis Allan’s position at FLO Services Inc., the Quebec City-based operator of one of North America’s largest electric vehicle charging networks, gives “integrated” new meaning.
The key is in the “public affairs” designation in Allan’s title, which is chief legal and public affairs officer. Public affairs, it turns out, embraces a considerably broader spectrum than the “regulatory affairs” nomenclature that forms part of many GCs’ job descriptions.
“The public affairs portfolio covers not only regulatory matters but government relations in general and the way we communicate with and to the government and the public through media relations and social media to advance transportation electrification,” Allan said. “Combined with legal, it’s a very integrated job description that recognizes the natural link between these items and legal in our growing industry.” MORE . . .
Julius Melnitzer is a Toronto-based legal affairs writer, ghostwriter, writing coach and media trainer. Readers can reach him at [email protected] or https://legalwriter.net/contact.
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