Legal, Intellectual Property and Licensing

For in-house legal functions, excellence in legal expertise is merely a starting point. The ideal general counsel is fluent in new business models, the fast-paced M&A environment, often conflicting legal and regulatory requirements, and a climate of aggressive enforcement of intellectual property. General counsels are essential to implementing a company’s strategy in North America and must operate in lock step with other executives while understanding and communicating the legal ramifications of evolving strategies and minimizing legal exposures. They must consider not only the complex, multi-state legal landscape of United States but also the legal framework in which other international subsidiaries and the parent operate.

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