The In-House Counsel as Legal Risk Manager and Business Partner: Are These Roles Compatible?
Massimiliano Carpino, Global General Counsel, GUCCI, Switzerland
With a view to reducing the gap between the perception of the legal office (both internally and externally) and its actual role (communicated and implemented) and mental attitude, I wrote and circulated an internal document entitled “The In-House Counsel as Legal Risk Manager and Business Partner: Are These Roles Compatible?”
My attorney colleagues and I were attempting to share a broad overview of how in-house counsel must be capable of thinking and acting in various apparently contradictory ways.
Basically, I’m talking about what I’ve always called a “healthy feeling of imbalance”, meaning the comfortable feeling that comes from the knowledge that a precarious position is the norm.
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