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One law department’s five “pillars” includes legal department management!

Praise this quote from a general counsel: “We have defined our areas of focus in-house in terms of five ‘pillars,’ including transactions support, dispute resolution, compliance, vendor support, people and talent, and legal department management.” The quote can be found in an interview on Law360, May 4th, of Jerry Okarma, General Counsel of Johnson Controls.

The balance connoted by the five pillars enthuses me: three are substantive legal services, one is legal compliance, and one is none other than what is nearest and dearest to me professionally, running the legal department effectively.