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Effective Management of Outside Counsel: Leveraging the Relationship, Communication, Professional Friendship

Recorded on: Dec. 19, 2016
Running Time: 01:14:25

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Taken from the Web Program Effective Management of Outside Counsel 2016: Fully Leveraging the Attorney-Client Relationship recorded December, 2016 in New York.

Effective Management of Outside Counsel: Leveraging the Relationship, Communication, Professional Friendship [01:14:25]

IV. Fully leveraging the relationship 
        a. Law firm value add beyond reduced external spend
            i. Secondees
            ii. Training
            iii. Tasks
        b. What must be done in-house and why?
        c. What must be done externally and why?
        d. What tasks can be done with flexibility internally and/or externally?
        e. Options for structuring internal/external resources to get things done

V. Effective communication between in-house and outside counsel 
        a. Back to ground rules: defining your in-house needs and goals
        b. Articulating do’s and don’ts
        c. Timing and presentation issues
        d. Conference calls/meetings/documents for distribution to management or business personnel
            i. Articulating in-house preferences
            ii. The roles of the in-house lawyer/external counsel
            iii. Who is the client?

VI. When Harry Hires Sally: Can In-House and Law Firm Lawyers Be Professional Friends? 
        a. What are the obstacles to an optimal professional relationship?
            i. What do in-house lawyers want?
            ii. What do law firm lawyers want?
            iii. What do in-house lawyers need to understand about law firm lawyers?
            iv. What do law firm lawyers needs to understand about in-house lawyers?
        b. The value of the “professional friendship” for both sides

VII. Practical Takeaways 
        a. Recap of the goals
        b. Recap of the practical take-aways

Speakers: Marla S.K. Crawford, Pierre M. Gentin


The purchase price of this segment includes the following article from the Course Handbook available online:

  • What 18 Years In-House Taught Me About How to Advise Clients, GC Magazine (Summer Issue 2016)
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  • Corporate Counsel Limelight: Pierre Gentin of Credit Suisse, Lawdragon (December 2013)
    Catherine McGregor, Pierre M. Gentin
  • The Inside Counsel Redefined, GC Magazine (Winter Issue 2015)
    Catherine McGregor, Pierre M. Gentin
  • What I Now Know: Keith Ruddock, Recently Retired General Counsel, The Weir Group, GC Magazine (Spring Issue 2016)
    Catherine Wycherley, Pierre M. Gentin
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Marla S.K. Crawford ~ Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Pierre M Gentin ~ Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
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