A General Counsel has traditionally played a singular role as legal advisor to the CEO and the board. But in today’s complex and fast-moving business world, more GCs are expanding their purview and impact, embracing the role of Strategic Advisor.
The journey to making equity partner in a law firm is both fraught with challenges and full of learning opportunities.
Lawyers have traditionally been hired for their legal expertise – their knowledge of rules, governance and regulations, their negotiating skills, their ability to navigate an organization out of legal jeopardy. All critical skills, of course, but hardly sufficient to serve in today’s complex business world. Today, an organization needs far more than legal advice from its legal function. Today’s business needs its General Counsel/Chief Legal Officer and its teams of lawyers to be top-notch leaders.
General Counsels (GCs) are in an unique position to transform culture. By taking on four types of leadership roles, GCs can become cultural leaders, creating a strong departmental culture, which disseminates throughout an entire organization.
Law firms have long since served as the last bastions of traditionalism in an otherwise volatile, uncertain world. But now it’s time to change.
140 UK Audit Committee Chairs share what it takes to become an Audit Committee Chair—and succeed in the role.
Female lawyers of Asian descent are climbing the ranks as general counsel and heading the legal departments of Fortune 500 companies at an unprecedented rate.
With the rise of the Internet of Things, how can businesses ensure they have the protections they need to minimize risk and remain compliant with regulations?
The challenges and opportunities facing GCs in Greater China
Talking to Germany’s Compliance Manager magazine, Jörg Thierfelder explains that companies today are looking for “professionals who take compliance seriously, both as a standard of conduct and as a business factor.”
Board members today must grapple with increasingly complex matters of strategy and risk. In response, many companies are rethinking board meetings to enhance alignment, energize the board and elevate its performance.
Legacy organizations must respond – or risk their survival. While each organization will transform itself in a different way, each transformation is certain to have digital at its core, because digital is driving the changes in consumer expectations, markets and products.
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