In-house: Are you moving up or out?

James Merklinger, vice president and chief legal officer at the Association of Corporate Counsel, points out that “putting your business hat on” is rapidly becoming the norm for many in-house counsel:

“GCs and CLOs previously worked separately from the business-side of their organizations and offered legal counsel…Now, they are squarely positioned as business partners who have greater levels of involvement in corporate strategy development. Business management, communication and project management skills are just as vital as legal skills among today’s generations of in-house lawyers.”

Read: In-house: Are you moving up or out? – The Global Legal Post.

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