Texas Lawbook: What do you look for in hiring outside counsel?
Mani Walia: Efficiency, diversity and creativity.
Lawbook: Do you have pet peeves regarding outside counsel?
Walia: Sending too long emails!
Lawbook: What does outside counsel need to know about you?
Walia: GCs are working on so many things, so please bottom-line the answer/recommendation and say “read below” for more information.
Lawbook: How important is pro bono and diversity in your hiring of outside counsel?
Walia: Diversity is huge. We need more of it in our profession.
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