Heidi Miller, former president of J.P. Morgan Chase
The concept of an outside counsel can sometimes conjure the image of a disconnected consultant that is meant to be tapped only when something within their realm of legal expertise pops up. But in a conversation with Chris Edwards, capital artner at Winston and Strawn, former J.P. Morgan Chase President, Heidi Miller, this model is not only inefficient, but easily remedied.
During one of the opening sessions at the Women, Influence and Power in Law conference in Washington, D.C., Miller and Edwards discussed the synergies that emerge when companies become more involved with their legal counsels. She gave advice on more effectively using business line counsel and on what a GCs and c-suite members can do to get more out of their counsels.