Frequently Asked Questions
What's considered "General Counsel" services?
What specific legal services your General Counsel would be willing to provide the company is completely up to him or her.
What is myGC Legal?
myGC Legal is best described as equal parts technology platform, marketing firm and legal placement service. myGC Legal is not a law firm and does not, in and of itself, provide legal services.
Are the corporate counsel in the network employees of myGC Legal?
No. myGC Legal doesn't employ or hire any of the attorneys in the network. All of the attorneys who sign on with myGC Legal are independent contractors. They either have their own single-member law firms, or they work for an established law firm. Either way, they are not employees of myGC Legal.
What is the selection criteria for General Counsel looking to join the myGC Legal network?
When admitting new attorneys to the network, we look at the canditate's overall profile and consider a variety of factors (none of which are dispositive). These factors may include a candidate's previous work history, experience in-house and in private practice, total years of experience, and attorney referrals and/or references. In accepting new candidates to the myGC Legal network, we also look for a general willingness to work within the myGC Legal guidelines, particularly as it relates to fixed rates and working in predetermined blocks of time. Admission to the myGC Legal network is competitive.
What is meant by "fractional" General Counsel services?
"Fractional" means something less than full-time (or roughly 40 hours per week, 160 hours per month).
My company already has a General Counsel and an existing legal department. Is myGC Legal still a good option for finding part-time corporate counsel?
Yes, absolutely. Although most companies seeking General Counsel through the myGC Legal platform are small or medium-sized companies, there is no reason why a larger company with an established legal department couldn't also use myGC Legal to find excellent corporate counsel on a fractional basis. The same myGC Legal business model would apply.
Is my company charged something to join the myGC Legal network?
No. For companies looking to make a fractional General Counsel hire, there is no cost to join the myGC Legal network or get us working on your placement. This is all completely free. The only time you may be required to pay us something for our placement services is if you decide to hire your fractional General Counsel on a full-time basis. In that particular case, myGC Legal would have a right to charge you a "perm fee" (or fee for "going permanent" with your company).