Why Your GC Could Be The Best Point Person In A Crisis

Law360 (June 24, 2019, 2:47 PM EDT) -- Decisions by Boeing and other companies to move their longtime general counsel into special positions advising CEOs and boards are unusual, but make sense if management needs a point person to help navigate a crisis — or wants legal advice removed from the daily companywide obligations of a general counsel, experts say.

The Boeing Co. in May announced it moved J. Michael Luttig, who had served as general counsel for the past 13 years, into the newly created role of "counselor and senior adviser" to CEO, Chairman and President Dennis Muilenburg and the board of directors.

In his new capacity, Luttig,...

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