What's Keeping General Counsel Up at Night?

Larren Nashelsky quoteThe role of the general counsel has increased in importance in the last several years, both in terms of scope and responsibilities within the corporate suite. There’s plenty to keep a GC up a night, whether it’s assessing and mitigating risk, ensuring compliance, managing to budget, or enabling the business to meet its strategic objectives.

To increase awareness of the myriad challenges faced by law departments today, Morrison & Foerster and ALM Intelligence have partnered on the publication of the General Counsel Up at Night Index and Report. Our shared aim is to shed light on the issues of greatest concern among general counsel and, in the longer term, to create a benchmark of those issues and to track the evolution of how law departments address them.

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The inaugural survey asked U.S.-based general counsel and in-house lawyers about the demand for legal services, law department operational and sourcing strategies, and the approaches taken by law departments in confronting five crucial issues identified through our ongoing conversations with clients:

  • Privacy and Data Security
  • Risk and Crisis Management
  • Regulation and Enforcement
  • Litigation
  • Intellectual Property

The report finds that, in addition to the issues traditionally handled by law departments, two issues have emerged as new areas of concern: privacy and data security and risk and crisis management.

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