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Attorney-executives are dotted throughout senior management

Attorneys hold senior positions outside the legal department in many companies. I have written frequently about CEOs who have practiced law, or even been promoted from the position of general counsel (See my post of March 24, 2007: promoted general counsel with 8 references; and May 26, 2007: GCs report to former GC with 10 references.)

Lawyers hold positions in other senior management roles of corporations. In fact, a survey of law departments in the technology industry reported that “Approximately one-fourth of the companies had either one or two attorney-executives outside the legal department.” Those positions included Director, CEO, CFO, President and Vice President.

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