When Crisis Hits, GCs Have These 8 Firms On Speed Dial

Law360, New York (April 22, 2013, 7:23 PM EDT) -- In a cash-strapped market where any unnecessary risk is too costly, general counsel favor outside attorneys they can trust if a crisis threatens losses or a blemished reputation. Among stiff competition, in-house lawyers pinpointed one group of firms they want on their side if disaster strikes.

In the toughest times, attorneys need to be able to fall back on a deep understanding of their clients' businesses, aims and potential for compromise — characteristics rooted in well-developed client relationships and a fine-tuned approach to addressing client needs,...
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