About the Author

Erin E. Harrison

Erin E. Harrison

Erin E. Harrison is the Editor in Chief of InsideCounsel magazine. Harrison’s professional background includes extensive expertise in both print and online media, highlighted by tenures as Executive Editor at TMCnet, founding Editor in Chief of Executive Decision magazine, Executive Editor of Real Estate magazine and Online Editor at Scholastic Library Publishing. She has also been a frequent contributor to online news outlets including Blouin News and Patch. Harrison earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Sacred Heart University and was Editor in Chief of the university’s award-winning weekly newspaper, Spectrum.

Article List

  • Poised for prominence

    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.

  • Balance of power

    In the wake of the economic recession and an increasingly challenging compliance landscape, GCs are now critical members of the senior executive team.

  • Making allies in unexpected places

    General counsel are essential players in building some very important relationships, and there is one connection in particular that has developed into a critical dynamic for businesses.

  • Shareholder support for executive pay plans weakens

    While large-cap companies gain more support from their smaller counterparts, a new report revealed that shareholder support for executive compensation plans has declined in 2014 at mid-cap, small-cap and micro-cap companies.

  • Lawyers given OK to review jurors’ social media sites: ABA

    The ABA has ruled that lawyers are allowed to search a juror’s or potential juror’s public Internet presence, which can include postings by the juror in advance of and during a trial. However, sending “friend” requests, “following” or other such access requests are considered an ethics violation, the ABA said....

  • Boards need to oversee cybersecurity risk says SEC official

    Following recent large-scale data breaches, a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) official has called for corporate boards to oversee cybersecurity risk.

  • Fox named SVP and GC of DuPont, Sager to retire

    The former general counsel of Sunoco, Inc., Stacy L. Fox, has been named senior vice president and general counsel of DuPont, effective Oct. 1.

  • Cleaning up corruption in the business

    The GC acts as that classic figurehead of the summer: the lifeguard. She watches the waves to make sure no sharks are looming and, if we are in trouble, she swims out to rescue us and bring us back from dangerous waters.

  • Grace under fire: Suzanne Rich Folsom

    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.

  • Crisis in the C-suite

    With the recurring breakdown of corporate governance “checks and balances” and the decline in the public’s trust of traditional modes of corporate governance, heightened scrutiny of corporations has become the new normal in corporate America.

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