Laying the groundwork for collaboration—including knowing who and who not to bring in the room, and giving business context to outside counsel—can be the difference-maker between success and failure for general counsel involved in business initiatives.

During the Association of Corporate Counsel’s virtual ACC XChange on Wednesday, consultants and legal leaders from Harvard Law School, ASPCA, Away and Safeguard Medical discussed ways to bring a variety of stakeholders to the table to find the best possible solutions to business problems.