The threat of department budget cuts is one that hangs over the heads of in-house legal counsel everywhere, no matter the size of the company. However, this does not mean they lack control over the financial fate of their departments when budget season approaches. By following some basic best practices and using their finely tuned advocacy skills in less intuitive ways, general counsel can better position themselves to meet their current and future needs and provide more protection for their companies in the process.
1. Demonstrate efficient performance