General Counsel Will Only Diss Your Law Firm On The DL

Just given the way we [GCs] are, it’s not our nature to be dissing in a public setting.

— Maureen Brundage, former general counsel and chief ethics officer of The Chubb Corp. and now a senior adviser at search and management consultant BarkerGilmore, commenting on where GCs are unlikely to disparage outside counsel. Michele Coleman Mayes, vice president, general counsel, and secretary of the New York Public Library, agreed, noting that GCs are “more discreet than that,” and “don’t sit around blabbing about law firms in a room full of people.”

Staci ZaretskyStaci Zaretsky is a senior editor at Above the Law, where she’s worked since 2011. She’d love to hear from you, so please feel free to email her with any tips, questions, comments, or critiques. You can follow her on Twitter or connect with her on LinkedIn.

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