Global In-House Attys Work On Being The Same, But Different

Law360 (October 14, 2020, 5:24 PM EDT) -- Consistency is the challenge for Hal Bretan, chief counsel for BT Americas Inc., who knows that his British telecom company's customers and suppliers are global and that they want to be treated similarly worldwide.

But that's tough in a diverse world, Bretan said, because "local practices, laws and cultures interfere with one-size-fits all."

New York-based Bretan spoke Wednesday about challenges for global legal departments as a panelist at the Association of Corporate Counsel's annual, and virtual, conference.

He urged in-house counsel to act as one company by first taking measure of the global commonalities, such as corporate governance, trade and other...

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