The reality of law department management, the myths of work/life balance

Panelists share personal accounts of making difficult choices when it comes to juggling professional and personal demands.

Suzanne Folsom, SVP, general counsel and CCO of ACADEMI and former regulatory compliance chief of AIG

If there was a common thread in the room at the “Law Department Management” session at the Women, Influence and Power in Law conference in Washington, D.C., the obvious was that all of the women are lawyers. But the bigger thread was that in the world of law department management, there is no such thing as work/life balance.

Panelists and audience members alike shared personal accounts of having to make difficult choices in life when it comes to juggling professional and personal demands and responsibilities, underscoring the need for chief legal officers and general counsel to invest in the relationships with their legal teams.

Editor in Chief

author image

Erin E. Harrison

Erin E. Harrison is the Editor in Chief of InsideCounsel magazine. Harrison’s professional background includes extensive expertise in both print and online media, highlighted by...

Bio and more articles

Join the Conversation

Advertisement. Closing in 15 seconds.