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A general counsel, chief counsel, or chief legal officer (CLO) is most senior lawyer usually in a company. It’s common for this person to report directly to the CEO, and their duties involve overseeing and identifying the legal issues in all departments. They also manage many things and work with other departments like engineering, design, marketing, sales, distribution, credit, finance, human resources and production, as well as corporate governance and business policy.
Historically, general counsel often handled administrative tasks while outside lawyers in private practice handled more complex legal work. Since the 1980s, however, the general counsel position has become increasingly prominent in multinational companies, often directly advising the board of directors in place of outside lawyers. General counsel are now often among the most highly paid executives of major American corporations, and prominent American government lawyers and law firm partners are often hired for general counsel roles at prominent companies. Similar trends are also being seen in the United Kingdom and other countries.