IN HOUSE COUNSEL
6 EDITOR’S DESK
Champion car racer Mario Andretti
knew the importance of preparation
when he competed, and that the
team around him was key to it.
8 A DELICATE BALANCE
Increasingly lawyers are being
recruited as corporate secretaries,
and given governance rules, the
best advice is to tread carefully.
14 STOCK IN TRADE
Be prepared to protect your valuable
trademarks or expect to end up in
court, as ‘Rent-A-Nerd’ did against
18 FINISHING STRONGLY
In-house counsel are in a
‘car race’ in which they must
execute winning strategies
while avoiding crashes.
24 THE GREAT DIVIDE
Too often in-house counsel and
human resources fail to work
together. It leads to problems that
could have been avoided.
26 RISKY BUSINESS
As the world gets smaller the in-house counsel’s job of managing a
company’s risk when it operates in
foreign lands usually grows larger.
30 DEFEND THE DOMAIN
There are a lot of people just waiting
for the chance to manipulate a
domain name for their advantage.
Know your enemy.
34 FINAL WORD
Brian Maude hops the figurative
fence to work as an in-house
counsel and gets some surprises.