A Full-Service Approach
Anjli Garg, is the Director, Associate General Counsel, Citibank, NA. She works with her organizations largest global institutional clients providing counsel on global B2B cash and card payment businesses. She practices in a variety of legal disciplines including privacy and data security, internet/e-commerce, IP, bank regulatory, securities and bankruptcy.
Keys to Practicing In-house: Flexibility; adaptability; listening and hearing the goals of the organization, and being strategic when advising the business.
Outside Counsel Selection: Is based on legal expertise, cost, and whether the lawyer has a business mindset and can employ a diplomatic approach.
Law is a Service Industry: Counsel needs to be responsive, employ a practical approach, be concise, and engaged. Strong people skills and emotional intelligence are key.
Value: Lawyers should prepare and communicate their value concisely, highlighting differentiators that address the client’s need.
Last Word: Understand the value you bring to the table. Know yourself and how you can assist clients.
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