Shelia C. Cheston, GC of Northrop Grumman
For someone who “would have never believed” that she would be an aerospace and defense lawyer, Shelia C. Cheston has certainly made a successful career in the field. Acting as the general counsel of the Air Force for nearly four years under President Clinton and having served as GC of two major multinational defense companies, Cheston has established herself as one of the premier leaders in the industry. Recently, Cheston talked with InsideCounsel about what originally drew her to defense and what those outside the GC chair may not realize about her daily job.
What changes have you seen for GCs between your first in-house job and now?