Lessons from the Trenches: What Separates the Best In-House Lawyers From the Rest

Most in-house lawyers meet the basic requirements of their jobs, responding to internal clients and keeping up to date on the relevant law. But what makes an in-house lawyer stand out as a great lawyer? There are six key areas where in-house lawyers should focus their efforts.



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Ted Russell
Guest Presenter
As Executive Vice President, Business Affairs, Digital, Home Entertainment and Television Distribution, for Twentieth Century Fox Film, Ted was responsible for negotiating strategic partnerships and deals for the distribution of film and television content in digital and traditional media. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President, Litigation, for Fox Entertainment Group, handling all manner of legal problems faced by Fox's film, television, cable, sports and Internet properties. Ted has substantial experience litigating in state and federal courts. He has lectured on topics ranging from electronic discovery to crisis management. But his true academic interest arises in the context of negotiations, and specifically the legal, ethical, and practical limitations imposed on lawyers participating in negotiations. Ted has served as a Lecturer in Law at USC Gould School of Law, where he taught a course in Negotiation Ethics, and as an Adjunct Professor at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University. Before joining Fox in 1998, he was a business and employment litigator at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.
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