In-House Counsel, Firms Turn To Secondments

Law360, New York (September 16, 2009, 12:29 PM EDT) -- When Fenwick & West LLP asked the general counsel at SonicWALL Inc. this summer if he had any projects he might be willing to hand over to one of the firm's summer associates, the attorney had the perfect opportunity in mind.

The San Jose, Calif.-based Internet security provider was working on revamping its board committee charters, so general counsel Frederick Gonzalez agreed to take on the associate as a secondee who remained on the law firm's payroll but worked at the company on the governance project...
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