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Cooley U:

When to Use Outside Counsel, When to DIY and When to Hire your First In-House Counsel


Cooley – 1299 Pennsylvania, NW Suite 700
Washington, DC

Join us for our next Cooley U program as we take a deep dive into when and how to work with outside counsel and in-house counsel.

This session will cover:

  • What types of legal or quasi-legal work it’s generally okay to do yourself
  • What types of things you should ask your outside counsel to help with
  • When it’s the right time to hire in-house counsel
  • Practical tips and materials to help you master the areas of legal work that fall under your scope as a CEO

Cooley U is a unique series designed to foster collaboration and knowledge-sharing among a select group of executive officers of high growth stage, venture backed companies and investors in the DC area. The program includes a few special guests who are seasoned experts on the particular topic and have “been there, done that.” This is a founders club atmosphere that focuses on business-related topics that are critical to building, scaling, innovating and successfully exiting your company. This is not intended to be a one-sided presentation on the legal technicalities – but rather an intimate, engaging roundtable discussion with the ultimate goal of providing pragmatic business advice and actionable takeaways that you can implement. Cooley U events are intended to be collaborative and educational in nature, and are not primarily networking events.

For additional information, please email Alex Knight.

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