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It’s no secret that many law departments struggle to attain business alignment. Internal assessments and client satisfaction surveys reveal the difficulty in moving from providing reactive legal services to a business aligned law model. Many law departments have been able to make significant progress in positioning the law department as a strategic business partner. These law departments have elevated themselves in the eyes of the C-suite and business leaders as being well-aligned to the corporate interests. Many general counsels have asked, “What does it take to more closely align my law department with the business?” Here are the top four characteristics of well-aligned law departments.