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Extensive legal expertise, for now, is merely a starting point for legal executives working both in-house and at major law firms. Internal legal teams face a host of new risks thanks to changing business models, a global marketplace, more aggressive shareholder activism, and rising concern over cybersecurity and data privacy. A business’s general counsel must now be as nimble and innovative as the rest of its executive committee, moving the business forward while mitigating any threats.

Law firms face a different set of pressures, as firm economics are challenged by new legal service providers. They are also regularly confronted by client expectations, forcing them to redefine the value they add, their structures, and fee arrangements. Partners in law firms must be able to evolve and executive committees must have a higher level of strategic capability than ever before. This is why legal consultancy for executive positions has never been more important to businesses.

Egon Zehnder’s Approach to Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Professionals

Egon Zehnder’s Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Professionals Practice works closely with both in-house legal functions and law firms to help them navigate these challenges. Our global network of over 600 consultants, working in 65 offices worldwide, collaborate with boards and CEOs. Together, they recruit general counsels with the necessary range of experiences and competencies to be impactful members of corporate leadership teams.

We also help build out legal functions and design succession and development plans, so the entire service can operate as a sustainable, cohesive unit. Because we have been hired directly from industry or law firms, our legal consultancy team knows how much is on the line and can partner with our clients to find the right solution to their legal executive search needs.

For law firms, our consultants work with partner committees, practice group leaders, and others to navigate the new requirements of leadership. We provide in-depth analysis of competence frameworks, team dynamics, assessment, and individualized coaching to maximize the efficacy of your legal executive team. At Egon Zehnder, we understand that in this fast-moving environment, change is the only constant. Our legal consultancy services can help you navigate this with ease.
 


Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Professionals Consultants

Hugo Nanninga

Hugo Nanninga

London

Global Lead

Hugo Nanninga, based in London, leads Egon Zehnder’s Global Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Professionals Practice. Read more

Dede Orraca-Cecil

Dede Orraca-Cecil

Boston

US Lead

Dede Orraca-Cecil, based in Boston, is a member of Egon Zehnder’s Consumer Practice where she serves clients in the Media, Entertainment… Read more

Richard Warren

Richard Warren

Atlanta

US Lead

Rich Warren, based in Atlanta, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Media & Entertainment, Sports, and Legal Consultancy Services practices and co-leads Egon… Read more

Andrea Kilpatrick

Andrea Kilpatrick

New York

Andrea Kilpatrick is a leader in Egon Zehnder’s Leadership Advisory Services Practice Group where she counsels clients on their most critical… Read more

Avitai Gold

Avitai Gold

New York

Ty Gold leads Egon Zehnder’s Global Sports Practice. He believes in the enduring power of sports to connect and entertain diverse groups in the face… Read more

Joelle Khoury

Joelle Khoury

Los Angeles

Joelle Khoury, based in Los Angeles, is active in Egon Zehnder’s Private Capital, Financial Services, and Real Estate practices. Read more

Benoît-Carl Coulombe

Benoît-Carl Coulombe

Montreal, Toronto

Benoît-Carl Coulombe, based in Montreal, is a core member of our Global CFO Practice Group and spends much of his time recruiting CFOs and other… Read more

Laura Rey

Laura Rey

Bogotá

Based in Bogotá, Laura Rey Pizano is active in Egon Zehnder’s Private Capital and Infrastructure practices as well as in the firm’s Legal… Read more

Fiona Packman

Fiona Packman

London

Based in London, Fiona Packman leads Egon Zehnder’s Professional Services Practice there. Read more

Dale McDermott

Dale McDermott

London

Based in London, Dale McDermott belongs to Egon Zehnder’s Financial Services and Public & Social Sector practices. Read more

Mark Longworth

Mark Longworth

London

Based in London, Mark Longworth primarily serves clients in the financial services industry. Read more

Charlie Beasley

Charlie Beasley

London

Based in London, Charlie Beasley is a consultant at Egon Zehnder with a focus on Reputation, Governance and Regulation. Read more

Jerome Hamon

Jerome Hamon

Paris

Jerome Hamon, based in Paris, advises corporations and private equity firms on leadership, recruitment, and talent development. Jerome leads our… Read more

Marike Kuin

Marike Kuin

Amsterdam

Marike Kuin is active in Egon Zehnder’s Industrial, Private Capital, and Human Resources practices and leads the Legal Practice Group in the… Read more

Caspar Röell

Caspar Röell

Amsterdam

Based in Amsterdam, Caspar Röell is fervently dedicated to guiding companies and their leaders in embracing new technologies. Read more

Annekee Hulshoff Pol

Annekee Hulshoff Pol

Amsterdam

Annekee Hulshoff Pol, based in Amsterdam, works closely with clients on executive and board search, management appraisal and leadership consulting… Read more


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