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The Generalist Counsel


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Introduction Chapter One: The Generalist Counsel Emerges Chapter Two: Shaping the Path Chapter Three: Law Firm to Corporation: Risks and Rewards Chapter Four: Transitioning from Firm to Corporation Chapter Five: How a General Counsel Builds, Leads and Manages a Team Chapter Six: Moving from General Counsel to Generalist Counsel Chapter Seven: The Many Hats of the Generalist Counsel Chapter Eight: Roadmap to the Top Chapter Nine: A Note of Caution Chapter Ten: Implications of the Evolution Biographies Index

About the Author

Prashant Dubey is CEO of The Sumati Group. For the 25 years prior, he was an executive at Fios, Tripwire, and Baxter. He is published on the role of GC's, and on the subject of Legal Process Optimization. He has co-authored, Litigation Readiness: A Practical Approach to Electronic Discovery (Oxford University Press, 2011). He holds a BA, Economics, and an MBA, Strategy from the University of Chicago. Eva Kripalani provides guidance to corporations in areas such as law department management, corporate governance, ethics and compliance, and contract management. She spent 10 years as a partner at Stoel Rives, LLP. Until 2007, she served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Knowledge Learning Corporation (now Knowledge Universe-US).


"As a CEO, I rely on my Office of General Counsel not just for legal advice but also to play a critical role in developing and executing our business strategy. Authors Dubey and Kripalani have artfully described how a CEO can properly understand, appreciate and leverage the full talent and perspective of their GC." --Alex Sun, President & CEO, Mitchell International "The Generalist Counsel provides insightful perspective on the evolution, challenges, and opportunities of inside counsel's role, as well as invaluable advice for lawyers and law students who would construct careers in the corporation. The authors' analyses of elements for success in the role should guide developing lawyers and law school curricula. This book offers a rare chance for informed individual and collective reflection on the personality, knowledge, talents, and skills that lead to a lawyer's synergistic fit inside the corporation." --Marjorie Corman Aaron, Professor of Practice and Director, Center for Practice at the University of Cincinnati College of Law "During Eva Kripalani's 1997-2007 tenure as general counsel at Knowledge Learning Corporation (now Knowledge Universe - U.S.), she noticed momentous changes in the in-house landscape. "The role has changed significantly," she told That's why, when Prashant Dubey, a legal services consultant approached her about collaborating on a book to chronicle how the role of in-house counsel has changed, she agreed to the project. The result of their work-The Generalist Counsel: How Leading General Counsel are Shaping Tomorrow's Companies"

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