In-House Counsel

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


In-house counsel refers to professionally trained employees working for an organization's law department. They may not be the only legally trained individuals working for the organization, nor the only employees responsible for the legal work of the organization. They are defined by working in a legal department and reporting to a chief legal officer/general counsel. Sociological research on in-house counsel has focused on in-house counsel being both organizational and professional actors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780080970875
ISBN (Print)9780080970868
StatePublished - Mar 26 2015


  • Compliance
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Departmentalization
  • Employed professionals
  • Lawyers
  • Legal profession
  • Organizational staff
  • Professional autonomy
  • Professional competition
  • Professional independence
  • Professionalism
  • Professionalization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'In-House Counsel'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this