5 Questions GCs Should Ask All Firms Before Hiring Them

By Melissa Maleske (March 17, 2015, 6:46 PM EDT) -- When general counsels are in the market for new outside counsel, they start by narrowing down the field based on the usual metrics: expertise, reputation and budget-friendliness. But before making the final call, there are a few additional inquiries they need to make.

Here are the five questions experts say GCs should always ask to engage the best outside counsel.

How Will You Help Me Achieve My Goals?

Before grilling outside firms, GCs should give themselves the third degree.

Association of Corporate Counsel Chief Legal Officer Jim Merklinger says the in-house legal team should first lay out what it's trying to...

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