Here is a unique concept for general counsel: Have your inside lawyers act as mentors to outside counsel to help outside counsel grow, develop and learn your business and build leadership and collaboration skills for your own people in the process.
GE Capital Americas (GECA) did just that. Project HOLA began in 2010. It was developed by Barbara Daniele, general counsel of GECA, and championed by Barbara Gould, GC of several GECA business platforms. Gloria Fazzolari and Patti Dietz, two GECA in-house lawyers who lead the day-to-day management of HOLA, recently described the program to InsideCounsel.