7 Habits Of Highly Effective General Counsels

Law360, New York (November 13, 2014, 2:41 PM EST) -- Despite the marked variations in the scope of general counsels' work, there are some universal habits that chief legal officers share that make them suited for the role, whether they are a company's entire in-house legal department or head a squadron of lawyers, focus on litigation or have corporate-heavy assignments.

Here, Law360 looks at seven qualities that lawyers say effective general counsels often embody.

They Help Outside Counsel Understand the Company

Lawyers say it's important for general counsels to not only provide specifics on the work at hand but also to help firms have a better general understanding of the company....

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