Making it Stick: How to Provide Legal Advice that Influences Business Decisions
Joshua Axelrod, Corporate Counsel, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
As attorneys, determining the most risk-averse legal advice to give to our business partners often comes naturally. After all, we have both academic and professional experience in considering legal questions.
But as in-house attorneys, we also need to build credibility and trust with our partners in other company functions and departments to ensure that our legal advice permeates both the business and the many multifaceted and complex decisions our business partners make. These require a diverse and versatile skill set that goes well beyond legal research and analysis.
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