Building from without and within

Debbie Hoffman, the first ever chief legal officer at Digital Risk, discusses how she builds her legal team, leading her inside team ‘like a firm’

Debbie K. Hoffman, chief legal officer, Digital Risk

With experience working at Thacher Proffitt & Wood, LLP as well as teaching classes at the University of Central Florida (UCF) and Florida A&M, it’s no wonder that Debbie L. Hoffman, the first chief legal officer at financial services firm Digital Risk, has designed a leadership program that, in her words, is “like a firm.”

As the first ever GC at Digital Risk, Hoffman approached the challenge of building her legal team with an eye toward growth from within. Combine this with her experience as a professor, and one can understand why she begins her external talent searches with a strong internship program. 

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Rich Steeves

Richard P. Steeves is Senior Editor and Community Manager of InsideCounsel magazine, where he covers the intellectual property and compliance beats. Rich earned a B.A....

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