Erin E. Harrison, InsideCounsel Editor-in-Chief
Successful long-term relationships, whether professional or personal, require just the right amounts of respect, honesty, loyalty and commitment. However, in our business lives, we must forge relationships with others often out of necessity, which may not come as naturally. General counsel are essential players in building some very important relationships, and there is one connection in particular that has developed into a critical dynamic for businesses.
As an organization's senior legal adviser and the ranking decision maker on finances, respectively, the GC and chief financial officer (CFO) form a collaborative team that not only mitigates risk, but does so in a way that pushes businesses to thrive in this era of heightened accountability and stakeholder expectations.