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.
Our role as outside general counsel
Kelley, Polishan & Solfanelli serves as outside general counsel. In the trusted role of outside general counsel, our firm draws on its wide local and international network of diverse professionals with whom we've worked for many years. To ensure the highest level of service, we confer with consultants and retained potential witnesses with expertise in forensics, valuation, technology, accounting, finance, data analysis, industry knowledge and other pertinent areas. Our lawyers and support team work with investigators and other professionals to protect and pursue your interests.
For each project we do, we assemble team members with the skill, experience and relationships needed to best meet a specific goal at a specific time. Our firm finds the best consultants, experts and lawyers for whatever our clients need, whether that lawyer works for us or not — because we serve you, not us. This is essential to the success of every great business. This is because no single firm can do everything. No firm can guarantee they'll always possess every skill, relationship and geographic connection needed for the ever-changing needs of a business.
Instead, what really matters, is to make sure you have a law firm and an individual lawyer you can trust to get you the precise legal and expert support you need when you need it. This is a key reason why trust is the foundation and value of every great law firm — and every great business.
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