In this installment of The In-House Advisor, we interview Neal Winneg, who was most recently the General Counsel of Jumptap, Inc., a mobile advertising company, until its sale to Millennial Media, Inc. After starting his legal career at Skadden Arps, Mr. Winneg has been an executive officer and general counsel of numerous public and private companies, including The Learning Company, Upromise and The Princeton Review. Mr. Winneg also teaches in the Transactional Law program at Boston University School of Law.
The In-House Advisor (IHA): The role of in-house counsel has changed a lot over the years. How do you see that role changing going forward and how can today’s in-house counsel prepare for those changes?
Neal Winneg (NW): It’s not news that advances in technology over the last 20 years have created extraordinary opportunities along with concomitant challenges for virtually everyone, both in business and our personal lives. So, too, for in-house counsel. Our businesses are becoming more agile and automated, and they are benefiting from vastly more and better data in virtually all functions. The challenge for in-house lawyers associated with this trend has been the need to handle substantially more complex and technical legal requirements and … Keep reading