corporate law

Ten Things: Basic Corporate Governance for In-House Counsel

I have not spent much time in this blog on the “corporate” side of the in-house world.  Over the next few posts, I will discuss some key issues regarding basic corporate law.  If this is an area you focus on already, you have it down, but for many in-house lawyers whose practice focuses on litigation, IP, employment, or other areas it’s not something you see every day.  If you hope to sit in the general counsel chair one day, it’s important to have a solid understanding of several basic areas of corporate law.

Underlying most everything in corporate law is what I call “basic corporate governance.”  This includes the formation of the corporation, operation of the Board of Directors (the “Board”), delegation of authority, annual compliance issues, and so on.  This edition of “Ten Things” will discuss basic issues regarding corporate governance.  While the below is fairly USA-centric — as the details of corporate law vary widely by jurisdiction — I will include some reference material for corporate governance issues outside the USA toward the end:

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