How to Succeed In-House
After my colleague Bob Ambrogi's post yesterday about the ginormous salaries and $100,000 bonuses for corporate counsel, you're probably salivating over the option of moving in-house. But before you start exploring the in-house option, you may want to ask yourself if you have what it takes to succeed as a corporate counsel.
As Sun Microsystems general counsel and blogger Mike Dillon writes, life is different in-house. To excel, you must act like a business person first and lawyer second, collaborate and work as part of a team and provide calm, dispassionate counsel rather than resorting to a lawyer's instinct to inflame a stressful situation. And you'll know that you've achieved succeeded when your client says: "You don't act like an attorney."
By the way, for more information about what it's like to blog in-house, read the LexBlog interview with Mike Dillon.
Posted by Carolyn Elefant on February 26, 2008 at 02:11 PM | Permalink
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