My mother’s whole family (the Reed family and the Shirley family) hails from South Carolina, and I went to college two hours south of there, in Atlanta, Ga., and law school four hours north of there, in Durham, N.C. Through that experience, I was introduced to “Southern Rock,” which didn’t really stick with me, but I do remain a big fan of Molly Hatchet’s “Flirtin’ With Disaster.”

In-house in a small legal department, the most valuable asset you have is information about all aspects of your company, and one of your primary roles is to manage that information. I once took a new job at a company that had been without an in-house lawyer for a whole year! Entering a “dormant” legal department without a knowledge management system, every day I felt like I was flirtin’ with disaster myself:

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