General / In-House Counsel

The General / In-House Counsel is the senior attorney in a corporate or government office. The General / In-House Counsel usually advises the company concerning legal issues related to its business activities. These issues might involve patents, government regulations, contracts with other companies, property interests, or collective-bargaining agreements with unions. These individuals must ensure that the company is in compliance with the law at all times, and will provide expertise on any relevant legal matters.

The General / In-House Counsel is responsible for the legal team and any associate counsels. They hire new lawyers, guide the team in achieving legal success, and are present at any terminations. They liaise with the media regarding any legal issues, and review board strategies.