Definition - What does General Counsel mean?
General Counsel refers to a chief lawyer in a government department or a corporation. General Counsel investigates and finds out about unfair labor practices, charges and prosecutes these practices, and often also oversees the other attorneys within the department. This position, especially in a corporate environment, is usually a full time salaried position.
Justipedia explains General Counsel
General Counsels can be found in many large businesses. It is also often abbreviated as GC. You could think of this position as the managing attorney.