Corporate leaders say general counsel widely considered part of a company’s executive team

A new BarkerGilmore survey shows that directors and CEOs increasingly look to GCs for their views on legal matters and corporate governance issues.

General counsel are increasingly relied upon by CEOs and directors for their skills and opinions, according to a new survey.

In the 2014 “GCs In The Boardroom and Beyond” survey from BarkerGilmore, a legal recruiting firm, it was found that GCs are more likely to be considered a member of the executive management team than even ten years ago, the survey of CEOs and board members said.

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