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Michael Peregrine, left, of McDermott Will & Emery and Martin Bienenstock, right, of Proskauer Rose.

Often there is a known reason why a company’s general counsel departs—retirement, a better job or simply dismissal. But when a GC leaves abruptly and without a stated reason, it should set off little alarm bells for the board of directors, according to corporate governance experts.

Sue Reisinger

Senior reporter at ALM since 2004; based in Florida; covers general counsel and white collar crime; contact: sreisinger@alm.com

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