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The Paul, Weiss Litigation Department is led by a team of the country’s most accomplished trial lawyers. Our litigators in New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. handle the most complex and demanding lawsuits, class actions, government investigations, criminal prosecutions and restructurings. Our clients include Fortune 50 corporations and other prominent companies in the financial services, investment, medical device, pharmaceutical, sports, technology, energy, media and insurance industries. Every day, we are called on by chief executives, board chairs, general counsel, investors and entrepreneurs for our unmatched trial skills, sophisticated business judgment and renowned strategic advice.
March 2, 2019
Litigation partner Elizabeth Sacksteder was quoted in the March 2 Corporate Counsel article, “Going In-House: What Law Firm Partners Need to Understand.” Elizabeth discusses the major shift in responsibilities and roles from outside counsel to senior in-house lawyer. “In a law firm, you’re doing the job you were trained to do,” she says. “But a senior in-house role requires a lot of skills they don’t teach you in law school, like building consensus, management, and working with a financial team, external auditors, investor relations and the press. And you have to advise on matters that are way outside your expertise and comfort zone, so key attributes include the ability to get up to speed quickly and provide a definitive recommendation in real time.”