Is in-house up to GC better than law firm over GC?

While the general counsel of Nestle USA, Kristin Adrian, believes that law firm experience helps a general counsel later on manage firms, she also believes “that one should work in-house for a period of time before assuming the general counsel role,” inform: Life Law, & Business, Issue 1 at 5.

Without equivocation, I can state “maybe.” Ben Heineman would certainly disagree, for starters, and I just think no one can prove the right or wrong of Adrian’s view (See my post of March 26, 2005 on the importance of new blood.).

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