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EXTREMELY GENERAL COUNSEL – Working in-house is kind of rough right now, but hey, if nothing else, it’s nice to be needed. As Heather Nevitt writes in the latest edition of our Law.com Barometer newsletter, the pandemic’s massive upending of business operations, and implementation of new compliance requirements, has cemented the need for a general counsel to be an agile and innovative business driver. And this expanded role is not a passing phase. As Nevitt writes: “Because of this shift in responsibilities, there is no going back to the days where in-house counsel leaders will only provide the business with legal analysis and business support—the pendulum has swung too far.” To receive the Law.com Barometer directly to your inbox each week, click here.

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