In the past 25 years, there has been a revolution in the legal profession. General Counsel and other inside lawyers have risen in quality, responsibility, power and status. Once second class citizens in corporations and the legal profession, they have become core members of top corporate management, equaling in importance the Chief Financial Officer and the finance function. Benjamin W. Heineman, Jr. has led that revolution in his nearly 20 years as the top lawyer at GE. In this analytic and prescriptive book, he describes the essence of that transformation and the modern role of inside counsel: the key functions, relationships, issues, problems and dilemmas, and argues for the role of inside counsel as lawyer-statesman, motivated not just by the desire for income but by broader values of integrity and corporate citizenship.. Here are the detailed information about The Inside Counsel Revolution: Resolving the Partner-Guardian Tension as your reference.
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Astonishing and powerful - 1 of 2 people found the following review helpful.Astonishing and powerful By Denny Ben Heinemanâs "The Inside Counsel Revolution" is an astonishing effort. Not only is it a must read for in-house counsel, it is a must read for anyone who cares about modern corporate governance. Focusing on the concept of the general counsel as a âlawyer-statesman,â the book lays out a broader framework for how corporate governance needs to evolve to create at once high-preforming and highly ethical companies.While the book is visionary, it is at the same time down-to-earth, readable and highly practical. Heineman illustrates the principles he is advancing with fascinating and detailed analyses of actual cases â where things went wrong, how the companies involved responded, and how they should have acted in the first place.At the center of his beautifully coherent framework for high performing/high integrity companies is the general counsel; but the book also details how other actors â the CEO and senior management, the board of directors, the broad span of stakeholders, from employees to share-owners from regulators to customers â figure into his framework.The book is the obvious product of both enormous in-the-trenches experience and trenchant thought. For those who have been frustrated by the seemingly never-ending slew of corporate scandals, but who also believe in market economies, Ben Heinemanâs book is offers a clear-headed prescription for hope. And we hope in-house lawyers and all corporate actors will read it.
This is a great book. The only book I know that describes ... - 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.This is a great book. The only book I know that describes ... By Books in New York This is a great book. The only book I know that describes the job of insider counsel. I have given it many people and as a general counsel, I refer to it often.
A great book, a truly important book. - 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.A great book, a truly important book. By Paul Gewirtz This is a great book â a brilliant analysis of the revolution in the roles that lawyers play inside the modern corporation. The book isnât a memoir, but the story is told by the revolutionâs leading figure, the legendary Ben Heineman, who took over the top lawyerâs job at GE as an outsider with an extraordinary reputation and retired having permanently changed the corporate world and the legal profession as we know them. The book details the wide-ranging roles that lawyers inside the corporation have increasingly come to play and that Heineman believes they must play to assure that corporations create value in far-reaching, legal and ethical ways. But the book is not just about lawyers and not just for lawyers. Because Heineman sees the role of inside counsel as so wide-ranging, his book is also an outstanding overview of the vast and diverse roles that the large modern corporation plays. It thus becomes a uniquely important book in illuminating the complex, global and indispensable world of business more generally.