Becoming future-proof – the enormous task facing today's in-house lawyers
In a 2010 paper, former General Electric general counsel Ben Heineman laid out a vision in which the "ideal of the modern general counsel… is an acute lawyer, a wise counsellor and company leader" and that the essence of filling this role "is to move beyond the first question: 'is it legal?' to the ultimate question: 'is it right?'"
General counsel must adopt a forward-looking approach to assessing and mitigating legal risk
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