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Tour of Duty: Roderick A. Palmore

InsideCounsel recently asked Palmore to discuss his job, his advice to young lawyers, and his views on the industry

Roderick (Rick) A. Palmore, GC of General Mills

Have you enjoyed a mouth-watering Sara Lee pie or a nutritious box of Cheerios any time in the past 18 years? If so, there's a good chance you have Roderick (Rick) A. Palmore to thank for your snack time. As the former general counsel of Sara Lee Corporation, a position he held for 12 years, and havin

g served as the executive vice president, general counsel and chief compliance and risk management officer, and secretary of General Mills, Inc., his post since 2008, Palmore has become a leader in the food industry through his work in house. He has also become a leader in the legal industry for his work increasing diversity as a former chair and current director for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. InsideCounsel recently asked Palmore to discuss his job, his advice to young lawyers, and his views on the industry. Below is our exchange:

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