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The role of corporate counsel has always been a hybrid position – part legal advisor and part business expert. Following the 2008 financial crisis, the role has become fraught with significant new challenges and escalating demands.

Today’s in-house legal departments must help their companies safely navigate a rapidly increasing number of regulations and laws. They must work alongside their business colleagues to keep costs down and raise efficiency as they tackle new business ventures, contract negotiations, mergers, and other significant transactions. And they must meet the demands of corporate leaders for faster answers and advice.

Listen to or download this article to learn how corporate counsel are asserting greater control over their time and resources to meet these challenges head-on and become proactive, forward-thinking strategic partners to the business.

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Part 1: Introduction

Part 2: Finding insight in information

Part 3: Balancing quantity and quality

Part 4: Focusing on an advisory role

Part 5: Answering with confidence across all practice areas

Part 6: The trend toward technology

Part 7: Closing

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