In his session, entitled when being a good lawyer isn’t enough’, Hughes spoke about the qualities that CEOs look for in their general counsel and why in-house counsel need to be more commercial.
And for any GCs who thought they commerciality tapped, he had a message: “The challenge isn’t that you are too commercial, it’s that you’re not commercial enough.”
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