Ben Heineman on corporate litigation

The Rise of the General Counsel
Harvard Business Review
September 27, 2012
Commentary by: Ben Heineman, Belfer Center Senior Fellow
Topic: Corporate litigation

“In a special New York Times section on business and law, Andrew Ross Sorkin opines: ‘as regulations change and the threat of litigation rises, the importance of lawyers has never been greater’….But from a business person’s point of view, Sorkin and other writers in the section don’t even discuss one of the most important development of the last 25 years: the rise in the role, status and importance of the general counsel and other inside lawyers employed directly by the corporation.”

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