In January, Cisco’s General Counsel Mark Chandler gave a speech at Northwestern’s Securities Regulation Institute that made major headlines.  Because several in-house friends and colleagues have mentioned it to me recently, I thought it was worth a post.  Anyone involved in the private practice of law should take the time to read it.  It highlights an issue that is critical to achieving a client’s desired results and to developing a strong relationship between a client and its outside counsel — aligning the interests of the counsel to those of the client.  Chandler’s speech resonates with me because when I was in-house, I struggled to align my outside counsel’s interests with those of my company.  It seems that it should be an easy task, but many outside counsel do not get it. Continue Reading Cisco’s GC Speech is Heard Around the Country