According to one of KPMG's respondents: "Pure legal decision-making and just managing a legal process is not going to cut it anymore." Bryan Jones, a U.S. partner in KPMG's forensic practice, put it this way: "Senior management is looking for GCs to do more than 'deal with my legal problems.' They want more than that and that makes today's general counsel a lot more relevant."
Lee Udelsman is the managing partner of the New York office of legal search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa. He can be reached at 212-201-3986 or email@example.com.
This article originally appeared in The Legal Intelligencer.