Bloomberg Law
April 7, 2016, 12:31 PM

The Revolution that Put Power in the GC’s Hands (Review)

Gabe Friedman

Book Review

[Image “The Inside Counsel Revolution Book Jacket” (src=]The Inside Counsel Revolution

By Ben W. Heineman, Jr.

494 pages. Ankerwycke. $34.95.

Near the beginning of his book, Ben Heineman describes the massive bloodletting he implemented at General Electric’s corporate legal department, after arriving in 1987 as general counsel.

Within his first few years, 30 of the 33 lawyers who reported to him, or closely up to him, were gone.

In their place, Heineman sought out and hired the most talented lawyers available; in the beginning, this meant recruiting from outside law firms and government.

But ...

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