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To be a top legal leader, you must be a top business leader

Navalent’s Mindy Millward said “context” is often hard for those raised in the legal world to understand

Mindy Millward, managing partner and owner of Navalent Consulting

Aspiring to become general counsel? Or maybe you’re just looking to advance one step up the ladder in your legal department? Either way, it’s important to know that the idea of what makes a good in-house legal leader may not be the same as what it was in your parents’ generation, or even the same as just 15 years ago.

Increasingly, high-level in-house counsel are asked to not only be legal leaders, but to be proficient in the business as well. According to some career experts, that means the characteristics that companies are looking for when hiring in-house counsel has changed as well.

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