The 4 Traits GCs Should Seek In Their Next Hire

Law360, Chicago (April 5, 2016, 6:01 PM EDT) -- Hiring in-house has higher stakes than law firm recruitment. While firms employ hordes of associates, some of whom are bound to depart before making partner, law departments continue to fight the perception that they’re bloated cost centers. And maintaining a lean team means that every person has to pull their weight.

Hiring is one of the most important things an in-house leader can do for a law department, says Michael Sachs, a legal recruiting partner at Major Lindsey & Africa LLC and a former in-house counsel for NBCUniversal.

“A bad apple or a good apple has a dramatic influence upon that...

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