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What does an in-house lawyer do generally?


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March 28, 2014 8:42PM

In-house counsel acts as the first line of defense for a company's legal liability and carries out ordinary legal transactions. This may include, for example, corporate house-keeping, employment/labor relations, real estate, contracts, technology licensing, trademarks, tax and regulatory filings, collections, and basic litigation. In-house counsel may also create risk-management policies and educate the other employees to avoid legal troubles or how to recognize problems quickly.

In-house counsel would often be wise to contract outside help when involved in something new or with any large amount of risk.