Increasing demands from engineering and product development are offering an opportunity for legal to impact the business through the development of skills they need to partner effectively with internal technology teams.
The rapid evolution of software development and technology across industries has changed corporate legal functions — especially the shape and responsibilities of the in-house counsel. Areas requiring legal review have grown and increased in-house counsel responsibilities, but also offers the opportunity for Legal to have a more leveraged business impact.
One of the emerging domains the General Counsel must support is engineering and product development. Not only tasked with bringing efficiency into the legal organization, but many now also embed a “Product Counsel” within Engineering, IT, Product, and Design teams to help make crucial, risk-mitigating decisions that shape the strategic direction of the company’s product.
The Next Generation of In-House Counsel: Emerging Legal Responsibilities Across Product and Digital Transformation discusses:
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