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Deciding when to send work to an outside firm can be a difficult challenge for general counsel. GCs have a strong incentive to retain work for their internal teams, given the view that work done internally is typically less expensive. However, GCs often need the expertise, resources or arms-length representation that only outside counsel can provide. The following are some broad tips to alleviate the stress in such circumstances and help you expedite this decision-making process to get the necessary work going.