D. Cameron Findlay, Archer Daniels Midland Company GC
In 2013, D. Cameron Findlay was given charge of the legal department at Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), one of the world's largest food processing companies and the current No. 27 on the Fortune 500. For many in-house counsel, a job of that stature would create immense pressure. For Findlay, however, working in such a capacity came naturally; after working as the deputy secretary of labor and GC for both Aon Corporation and Medtronic Inc., he has built up a fund of experience that allows him to tackle almost any goal. This month, InsideCounsel caught up with Findlay to get his advice for GCs starting a new role and how to avoid being pigeonholed as in-house counsel.
Q: Moving into a large company like ADM, did you have any goals for yourself when you started, and how have you done?