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Distinctive coordination efforts at Accenture: Leadership Council and “market makers”

Accenture’s legal department, with 370 members around the world, has two practices, both of which are unusual, that help it maintain cohesiveness. Its Leadership Council, where 50 senior lawyers meet at least monthly in web-based conferences, stands out. Going beyond the direct reports to the general counsel, that group also meets in person at least once a year. This is described in CounseltoCounsel, March 2006 at 26.

Turn to the second unusual feature of the Accenture law department. It has identified a team of “market makers.” The team includes a dozen senior lawyers who work on the biggest, toughest deals. The team meets together at least once a year.

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