Though prized by earlier generations of corporate executives for their wide-ranging wisdom, today’s most highly sought-after lawyers tend to be narrowly-focused technicians.
How did that come about? The technician specialties are highly rewarded financially, and they offer stable work. And, with the legal system’s intrusive and unreasonable demands on business enterprise, such specialists’ help is imperative.
But the C-suite, and the frontline for that matter, face a broad category of business decisions that demand mature practical judgment, in addition to mastery of legal technicalities. Continue reading