Bloomberg Law
April 8, 2016, 1:18 PM

GE’s former GC Talks About the ‘Money Chase’ and Why Legal Profession Not in Decay

Gabe Friedman

By the time Ben Heineman retired as the top lawyer at General Electric, its legal department had 1,300 lawyers scattered around the world and the company manufactured everything from refrigerators and jet engines to complex financial instruments.

In his new book, theInside Counsel Revolution, which I reviewed on Thursday, Heineman discusses his time at GE from 1987 to 2005 and the challenges of running such a large corporate legal department.

The title refers to the movement to strengthen corporate legal departments and offers his view on the role that strong GCs can play in the boardroom and within the corporation. ...

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