Are corporate counsel jobs more prestigious than they used to be? Yes, argues in-house columnist Mark Herrmann — and it’s about time.
Good publicity is nice, and so are quantifiable goals for in-house lawyers. But what does a corporation need from its law department at a more mundane level?
Besides their good looks and fame, they’re also increasing their focus on data security. In the wake of “Celebgate,” the Sony Pictures hack, and nearly daily data breaches targeting massive corporations to individuals, law firms are finally recognizing the importance of bringing their cybersecurity policies up to speed.