In-house counsel rules to live by – just what you have been waiting for! From the famous Sterling Miller, known worldwide for his excellent “Ten Things” lists for in-house counsel. Many of these rules will resonate with you in your in-house practice, and if you have idea for other in-house counsel rules let Sterling know!
“Last week I was cleaning out a bunch of old files on my computer (because that’s how I roll). I had the television on in the background and one of my favorite movies was playing, Zombieland. If you have never seen it, please correct that oversight at your first opportunity. If you have seen it, you know that Jesse Eisenberg’s character, “Columbus,” has a list of rules that he relies on to survive the post-apocalyptic wasteland that is Zombieland. The rules are all tried and true common sense things that will help keep you safe. Just as Columbus was discussing the merits of “cardio” and the “double-tap,” I came across a document in my files from 2012 – my rules for surviving as an in-house lawyer. Wow! Coincidence? Fate? Divine inspiration? I’m not sure. But, it doesn’t matter – I had found my next blog post! I remember writing these “Rules” down one night and presenting them to my team at an off-site and looking through them brought back a lot of great memories of all of those fantastic people who I miss every day (some of whom even read this blog on occasion). Moreover, as I read through the rules I realized a) they are still 100% valid, b) you can see a lot of what became Ten Things posts in these rules, and c) if there is a zombie attack, these are pretty worthless (except maybe for “eat lunch” – if you’re a zombie).”
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