”Contract managers and in-house counsel have a lot in common.
Both groups of professionals are often brought into business discussions much later than they should be, even though their principal purpose is to support the business. As counterintuitive as this is, it is still a regular occurrence. Further, contract managers, like in-house lawyers, have deep skills in domains that can be applied broadly, beyond their principal function.
In other words, both contract managers and lawyers would be valuable members of a cross-functional team, if brought in at the time of the team’s formation.”
Prashant Dubey; Sumati Group