For many law firms, some of the most important relationships are those maintained with a client company’s in-house counsel. It’s often these in-house attorneys who decide when to retain outside counsel, what firms to hire, and when to start looking for new representation.
Maintaining those relationships requires understanding what in-house counsel values and being responsive to those needs. Developing new relationships can be even more challenging still—the world of in-house counsel can appear quite distinct from the world of law firms, and perhaps even a bit inscrutable.
To help attorneys better understand what in-house attorneys need and want from outside counsel, Lawyers Weekly hosts regular Business & The Law Breakfasts where attorneys can hear from a panel of in-house attorneys and learn more about what they’re looking for when deciding whether to hire a law firm.
On Thursday, Feb. 11, Lawyers Weekly will host its first-ever breakfast in Greensboro, at Elon University School of Law, at 7:30 am. The breakfast will provide an opportunity for lawyers to network and pick the brains of their in-house colleagues.
The panelists will be Elizabeth Collins, deputy general counsel and senior vice president for United Guaranty Corp.; Julia Ebert, corporate counsel for Volvo Group; Ben Edwards, assistant vice president and senior counsel for Lincoln Financial Group; Kathryn Kyle, vice president and deputy general counsel for Laboratory Corp. of America; and Gerald L. Walden Jr., assistant general counsel for The Fresh Market Inc.
Lawyers Weekly reporter David Donovan will moderate the panel. Attendees at the breakfast will also receive one hour of CLE credit. Attorneys can learn more, or register for the event here.
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