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After a number of years representing a business client, you have been asked to join the client as a full-time in-house counsel. You will soon be negotiating your salary, your bonus structure and other nonmonetary compensation, including stock or stock options. Going in, you need to keep in mind the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct, which generally apply to in-house counsel in Georgia. There are three rules that may bear on your compensation package as in-house counsel.

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