4 Tips For Outside Counsel Making The Move In-House

Law360, New York (June 16, 2017, 12:22 PM EDT) -- Seasoned attorneys looking to make a move in-house should consider that the skills they have spent years cultivating in law firms may not translate to success and can even work to their disadvantage in a company environment.

Attorneys who fail to broaden beyond the strictly lawyerly set of skills that have served them in good stead since law school may fizzle out in an in-house role, according to several current and former senior in-house lawyers, recruiters and consultants.

Michael Sachs, a partner at recruitment firm Major Lindsey & Africa and a former general counsel, said that his clients are often reluctant...

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