The opportunities for general counsel to prove their strategic value are legion

Mark A. Cohen, CEO of Legal Mosaic, explained it well in Forbes when he said that “GCs are collaborators, integrators, and business advocates; they are not just lawyers anymore”.

Being a strategist is now a key competency for those wanting to lead an in-house legal team. The legal function is expected to advise on the general business strategy of a company.

General Counsel are no longer just the senior authorities on legal issues, only roped in to deal with tricky issues of risk.  That’s still a key part of the job, but they are now increasingly expected to deliver innovation and actual economic value for their business.


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