- "You are a business person. Your business is providing legal services to your company. Constantly focus on how to deliver high quality legal services in the most efficient manner possible."
- "To be effective in-house, you need to collaborate and work as part of a team. Individuals don't scale because we are each limited by the hours in a day...."
- "You will know that you have achieved success when your client says: 'You don't act like an attorney'."
- "Understand how you are adding value to your department - your department to your company - your company to the world. This requires an in-depth knowledge of your company's business, competitors and markets."
I had the pleasure of meeting Mike a couple of years ago at a legal bloggers meet-up in Silicon Valley. For those of you who've not yet made the acquaintance of Sun's "Legal Thing", Rob LaGatta of the Real Lawyers Have Blogs site recently interviewed him about his blogging.