Posted on August 20, 2014 in Crisis and Risk Management, General News, General Counsel
Corporate risk comes in all shapes and sizes. Big or small, the responsibility of companies to properly manage crises is greater than ever — underscoring the significant role in-house counsel play in helping their clients to mitigate risk.
Posted on August 18, 2014 in General News, General Counsel, Leadership
Almost every lawyer is capable of becoming an effective leader within her organization. And while it may seem intimidating, acquiring leadership responsibilities and building professional confidence is a clear path to career advancement.
Posted on July 30, 2014 in General Counsel, Corporate Culture
Today’s general counsel is much more than just an in-house lawyer. The GC role has been evolving for decades, but in the last few years that evolution has accelerated, driven in part by the recent financial crisis. In that calamity many GCs found themselves thrust into much bigger roles at their companies—those of strategic adviser or even business partner to their boards of directors. Even as the crisis has passed, many GCs continue to performing those duties.
While GCs gain their seats atop corporate legal departments through experience, knowledge and skill, the prospect of taking on additional responsibilities may seem daunting. And that’s exactly why GWLS will feature a panel titled: “The Trusted Advisor: What General Counsel Should Know About the CEO, Board of Directors and Collaboration.”
Posted on July 28, 2014 in General News, General Counsel
This September DLA Piper will host its third Global Women’s Leadership Summit (GWLS), focusing on the emerging roles of general counsel in today’s global business and political environments. The two-day event, which offers CLE credit, will feature some of the country’s most successful female leaders.