Break beyond your specialty niche

For example, can an ERISA attorney become the GC?

This column is inspired by a reader’s topic suggestion, so I start by encouraging you to please contact me with requests. I appreciate them.

A majority of our searches are, in fact, subject matter specific requests. Please get us a great securities, IP or ERISA attorney, etc. Subject matter experts do hit ceilings once in-house, however. In many of the larger legal departments, the top of the ladder for specialists is a senior role reporting to the general counsel, perhaps leading a division within the law department.


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