In a corporate setting, outside counsel can be a godsend. They can dole out expertise, tidy up overflow and, by and large, make your life easier. So why in corporate culture do they so often get a bad reputation? The answer is obvious: money. When companies are looking to cut costs, outside counsel is often first on the chopping block. For Paul Bokota, however, the explanation is a little more complicated. “I rely on outside counsel a lot,” Bokota says.