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The Under-Examination of In-House Counsel


Omari Scott Simmons


Wake Forest University School of Law

March 24, 2010

Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law, Vol. 11, 2009
Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 1577879

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Although the emergence of in-house counsel is one of the most significant shifts in the legal profession over the past half century, there is a relative dearth of scholarship dedicated to this important transformation. This Essay highlights the reasons for the under-examination of in-house counsel in the legal literature, namely: (i) the difficulty addressing corporate complexity; (ii) a preoccupation with director-shareholder dualism; and (iii) the overemphasis on symbolic procedures reflecting democratic values like independence. This Essay, however, contends that further examination of the in-house counsel role may: (i) illustrate how a well-positioned in-house legal presence, complemented by external gatekeepers, is an essential feature of healthy corporate governance for large publicly-traded firms; and (ii) yield more pragmatic resolutions to corporate governance issues.

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Keywords: Corporate governance, corporations, securities law, regulation, legal profession, general counsel, in-house counsel, business, regulation, corporate, indepedence

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Date posted: March 28, 2010 ; Last revised: April 6, 2010

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Simmons, Omari Scott, The Under-Examination of In-House Counsel (March 24, 2010). Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law, Vol. 11, 2009 ; Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 1577879. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1577879

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