The “Art” that is part of “Partnering”
"Partnering" doesn't present a fixed or universal picture. How it manifests itself might depend on the members of that relationship. How one corporate law department works with outside counsel will differ from how another company's department does, even with the same law firm.
Thus, one should understand the general attributes of that type of relationship and explore how it might be implemented within the context of a particular pairing of client and counsel for it to achieve the best results.