What do outside general counsel do for businesses?
Outside general counsel serve many roles. It depends on the business being served. Roles include:
Outside general counsel may serve as the primary point of contact for all legal issues facing a business — a sort of a legal project manager.
Another role is advisor to a business and its employees. This includes spotting potential legal problems, performing research, and providing guidance and advice.
In this role, outside general counsel reviews and drafts documents, and works on regulatory compliance, disclosure and privacy issues, employment law issues, corporate governance and structure, and the like. Service can include addressing unusual legal needs that pop up — like needing to respond to a document subpoena.
Proper utilization of outside general counsel provides exceptional value and cost-effectiveness for a business.
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