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In-House Interrogatory

Board-RoomThough we have written a lot about a general counsel’s growing role in the boardroom, there may be a few roadblocks to the top.

United Biscuits chief executive Martin Glenn says GCs should have business experience outside of their legal knowledge in order to obtain top company leadership positions.

Glenn said he would never make someone a CEO who only had experience in one area and said general counsels should spend more time on the “shop floor” of their companies to see what the business is really about.

Here’s our question for you:

Do you think outside business knowledge is necessary for a GC to rise to the top of a company?

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