In-House Looking Out: 4 Tips for Outside Counsel

Life on the inside of a Biglaw client gives you a very different perspective. As in-house counsel, your position in the legal machine moves from production to—at least partly—consumption. And as a consumer, you find yourself developing strong views on law firms and their associates. Each in-house counsel is surely different, but below are four general tips that will serve law firm associates well in their interactions with in-house lawyers. 1.  Always know the business impact. There’s one question in-house counsel is always getting internally:  how is this going to affect our business?  Accordingly, that’s a question that in-house...

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