I continue to receive requests for further dialogue on strategies for avoiding ethical issues (as opposed to managing them once they are visited upon in-house counsel). I have offered one strategy. It involves making sure you work for a company exhibiting sound ethical values--one that will not place you in ethical predicaments in the first place.
When a lawyer is considering an in-house role, he should make it one of his primary objectives to gauge the potential employer's ethical culture. Traditionally, in job interviews it is the person doing the hiring who asks the tough questions.