The National LGBTQ+ Bar Association’s Corporate Counsel Division hosted a call-in to build on discussions that began at the Corporate Counsel Institute at the 2013 Lavender Law® Conference & Career Fair. In-house counsel discussed managing outside counsel costs and how to increase the use of minority firms, with specific attention paid to LGBTQ+-owned firms. Speakers reflected on their understanding of corporate legal departments and hiring outside counsel to explore two issues of great importance to all organizations. Speakers included Andrew Fossett, Senior Vice President of Corporate Transactions for the Legal Department of NBCUniversal; J.D. Fugate, Assistant General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs – Enterprise Privacy in Microsoft Legal and Corporate Affairs; Matthew Morningstar, Executive Director and Counsel in Morgan Stanley’s US Litigation Department; and John Myung, Chief Legal Officer of the International Insurance Law Division of Prudential Financial.