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Now more than ever, the legal department has been tasked with driving business initiatives, and taking the lead on corporate diversity programs is perhaps the most innovative way of doing just that.
Nowadays, with law departments being asked to do more with less, general counsel are focusing on initiatives such as analytics and spend management to drive efficiency.
Compliance officers who are trying to stay ahead of trends (because being on top of trends means being behind) are thinking ahead to 2016 and beyond.
To adjust to today's Big Data landscape, corporate counsel are looking for ways to organize data volumes, increase efficiencies and reduce costs—a tall order for any business.
FTC Commissioner Julie Brill recently spoke with InsideCounsel about the FTC's stance on data security, privacy and how today's increasingly connected world puts both businesses and consumers at risk.
If progress is humanity's ability to complicate simplicity, then innovation is its ability to turn complication into usable information and tools. Or to use one of the most tired phrases in the business space, to “do more with less.”
The conversation has started to shift towards an emphasis on empowerment and collaboration with a focus on the qualities it takes to be able to execute on those functions.
"I don't want to be the lawyer that all the legal problems come to. I want to be the lawyer that finds a way to make Viacom succeed. If you can't see the goals, you don't know what you fit into.”
To better meet the company's increasingly complex legal needs, P&G's legal department has pioneered talent development and business process engineering projects aimed to allow for more holistic legal strategies.
With the help of executive recruitment firms BarkerGilmore; Major, Lindsey & Africa; Heidrick & Struggles and Evers Legal, we compiled this year's list of 100 women poised to assume the position of GC in the next three years.
In the wake of the economic recession and an increasingly challenging compliance landscape, GCs are now critical members of the senior executive team.
No one in the compliance field seeks out pressure, scandals or crises, but these types of problems come with the job. In her career, Suzanne Rich Folsom has taken on these challenges head-on.