general counsel

general counsel
general counsel n: a lawyer at the head of a legal department (as of a corporation or government agency)

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

general counsel
The senior attorney for a corporation.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → LLCs, Corporations, Partnerships, etc.

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

general counsel
   the chief attorney for a corporation, who is paid usually full time for legal services. Attorneys who work only for one business are "house counsel."
   See also: house counsel

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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