When a law firm partner misbehaves, the firm’s general counsel is often caught between being a trusted adviser to the partner while representing the best interests of the law firm.
It’s an issue that has no doubt plagued many a law firm GC. According to attorney James Jones, there’s a real “tightrope to walk” in these situations. Jones, a former partner at Arnold & Porter, is founder of Legal Management Resources, a law firm consultancy that also hosts round tables for law firm general counsel.
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