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Role of In-House Counsel

This course will introduce students to the importance of the role of In-House Counsel for corporations. It will explore what an in-house attorney does, including aspects of representation of, and collaborations with, various stakeholders within a business entity such as Shareholders, Board of Directors, C-suite, Risk Governance Committee, Business Units and various departments, foreign subsidiaries, affiliates, and parent company. The course will introduce students to valuable insights of what private practice attorneys need to understand about working with In-House Counsel, as well as the role In-House Counsel plays interacting with vendors and customers’ law departments. Additionally, the students will have an opportunity to hear from highly experienced in-house and law firm practitioners and senior business executives, and to discuss with them diverse perspectives on what defines a highly effective In-House Counsel. Pass/Fail

Prerequisite: Corporations or Corporations and Business Entities