Robert E. Bostrom, GC of Abercrombie & Fitch
The Abercrombie & Fitch brand may be the definition of “cool,” but in January 2014, the company hired a general counsel who is all business. Robert E. Bostrom has spent years working as both an in-house lawyer and outside counsel in the financial industry, including weathering the financial crisis storm with The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac). Bostrom spoke with InsideCounsel about how he kept his team calm under that pressure and why the general counsel position can be lonely at times.
What changes have you seen in how you deal with the C-suite between your first job and now?