Consistent with my firsthand experience on both sides of the client / lawyer table — recent survey data reflect how businesspeople and corporate Legal view each other:
1. A majority of businesspeople think that attorneys don’t understand their work, and are unsupportive of that work.
2. A majority of corporate employees respond to this reality by sometimes simply bypassing Legal on deals or policy issues.
3. Most attorneys in the corporate law function are oblivious to these realities. Continue reading