The general counsel position has evolved to take on expanded responsibilities and gain increased influence. To better understand the environment in which GCs operate, ALM Intelligence and Morrison & Foerster launched the biannual GC Up-at-Night project in spring 2017. The recent release of the fall 2017 report (available here, at no cost) marks the end of the first year of this long-term project.

The study aims to look more carefully at some of the key factors driving changes to in-house leaders’ priorities.  Understanding these changes are crucial first steps in identifying new approaches and solutions that will allow general counsel to meet the demands of their growing portfolio.