In-House Counsel Face New Global Challenges

, New York Law Journal


Although no new claim trends against in-house counsel have emerged in 2009, the atmosphere is polluted with unemployment, liquidity crisis, congressional investigations, collapse of industry giants, massive Ponzi frauds, regulations to "go green," shrinking legal departments, pandemics and an explosion of online modes of communication. Commentator Susan F. Friedman presents topics frequently cited by the in-house bar as affecting how they practice law now and into the sustainable future.

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  • David Galbenski

    Excellent article. Particularly the section dedicated to the employed lawyers insurance. The definition of "insured" in the policy to include temporary attorneys is consistent with malpractice insurance policies on the law firm side. We continue to see more in-house attorneys concerned with this issue. An additional perspective on the changing role of corporate counsel engaged on a global scale can be gained from reading my book, Unbound. Of particular interest to the readers of this article is the interview of Don Liu, General Counsel of Xerox. Don gives his insight on the changing role of corporate counsel at global companies. A preview of his interview is available at: David Galbenski CEO - Lumen Legal Author of Unbound: How Entrepreneurship is Dramatically Transforming Legal Services Today.

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