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The Generalist Counsel: How Leading General Counsel are Shaping Tomorrow's Companies

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In the past two decades, the General Counsel in many companies has risen in importance, and the GC is now often involved in business strategy from the inception. Consequently, the position has become more desirable, lucrative, and competitive. Those who achieve it are required to be better versed in the same fundamental principles of business practice and leadership as oth ...more
Kindle Edition, 211 pages
Published July 30th 2013 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 2013)
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Anton Tomsinov
Nov 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
There are no revelations here, but it's a useful summary of the most important soft skills for an in-house lawyer. It is not about the knowledge of the law itself or the litigation tactics — it is about changing your mentality and vision. While it is mostly useful to lawyers who have recently left a law firm for a corporate legal department, it can also be of great benefit to an external counsel, helping him to understand what is it what his client's lawyers and businessmen want to see in the ou ...more
Thomas
Jun 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
More of an inspirational look at where legal and business SHOULD meet, but their vision is too bold for some companies that are hesitant to push resources to unrealized threats. I hope that COVID-19 changes small businesses apprehension to utilize legal resources to prepare for threats to business, but until then, this book is a bit idealistic.
Wyatt
Mar 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
The book was great for an aspiring counsel. I think I want to be counsel because I do enjoy diving into complex laws and providing pragmatic interpretations cross-functionally, so it was a good pick up for me. The book discussed the pros and cons of law firm versus company and types of skills needed for a corporate lawyer. I would recommend this book.
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Prashant Dubey, AB'88, MBA'93
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From the coauthor: "In The Generalist Counsel: How Leading General Counsel are Shaping Tomorrow's Companies, Prashant Dubey and Eva Kripalani offer guidance for lawyers making the transition to company leadership. They describe the steps a lawyer should take to blend legal training with other business disciplines to perform a much broader and more strategic role for the organization. Further, the authors provide a view into the GC role that will enable non-la
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