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In-House Interrogatory

Asked: Our weekly question to the In-House community

It’s all about gossip this week on the In-House Interrogatory blog.

An in-house columnist at Above the Law wrote a column about office gossip and how to deal with it as a general counsel. She said she experiences much less rumor-spreading and behind-the-back whispering in-house than she did while working at a law firm. The writer says in-house lawyers should concentrate on their conflict-resolution skills in office gossip situations.

So, here’s our question for you:

As a general counsel how do you deal with office gossip? Do you at all? Do you think you deal with it more as an in-house counsel or while working at a law firm?

Leave a comment below or email me.

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