Ballparks and benchmarks… but no bull

If the GC is unprepared or has not vetted issues appropriately with members of management, staff or outside counsel, the situation may become tricky.

“I'd like to ask, what does our general counsel think?”

That question, posed in the midst of a board meeting, presents both opportunities and challenges for the company's general counsel. Board interactions with the general counsel add great perspective and vibrancy to the board's discussion. On the other hand, if the GC is unprepared or has not vetted issues appropriately with members of management, staff or outside counsel, the situation may become tricky.

Christine A. Edwards

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