How In-House Counsel Avoid Breaking Bad As Biz Advisers

Law360, New York (September 18, 2013, 6:59 PM EDT) -- The role of in-house counsel has increasingly expanded past purely legal issues to now encompass participation in business, technology, public relations and advertising decisions as well. Since in-house attorneys wear many different hats within an organization, the line between business, or nonlegal communications, and legal advice is often blurred causing significant complications during discovery.

For example, should an email from in-house counsel to a corporate president concerning breach of a contract be considered legal advice even though it does not cite case law or discuss any...
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