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

  • Breaking boundaries

    Talent development,” “thought leader,” “Big Data,” “law department operations”— these are just a handful of buzzwords that have bounced around the industry this past decade. Here's a potential new one for you: “borderless.”

  • Global guru

    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.

  • Views on executive compensation vary between directors and managers: Survey

    While internal communication about executive compensation is a growing priority for businesses and regulators, outside directors and internal management differ on their perceptions of how effective that communication is, according to the results of a new study.

  • 100 most influential leaders in corporate governance

    Today’s corporate directors are tasked with oversight over a myriad of regulatory issues that hold strategic significance for organizations’ long-term success.

  • High-performing companies design exec pay plans around stock options, incentive plans

    The Towers Watson study looked at executive compensation plans at 50 companies with the most consistent outperformance in total shareholder return versus the S&P 1500 over the past 15 years, bringing to light that such businesses take into account stock options and incentive plans—and incorporate the use of return metrics.

  • Ready, willing and able

    These topics, in addition to our report on up-and-coming female GCs, prove that the status quo is built on invariably shifting sands, and that no space is unaffected by time's relentless march forward.

  • 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.

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