Use of company cars, prompt responsiveness from outside counsel, prestige, not to mention compensation—these are just a few of the perks of being a general counsel (GC). But with perks, as they say, come great responsibility. A GC is much like the captain of a ship, with all the responsibilities of seeing it to safety through uncertain and sometimes treacherous waters, most of all avoiding the icebergs that could lead to disasters of Titanic proportions.
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