It’s no surprise that the general counsel role is changing, but what today’s GCs see as their strategic priorities—and how they view attorneys’ general tech competence—may come as a surprise to many outside counsel and legal technologists.

According to “The General Counsel Report: Corporate Legal Departments in 2020,” sponsored by FTI Consulting and Relativity and conducted by consultant and author Ari Kaplan, 97 percent of GC respondents say they are now expected to be business strategists, largely driven by pervasive enterprise risk. This means that not only are today’s GCs giving legal advice, but they’re participating in business strategy sessions as well.

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