• General Motors names Jill Sutton as new corporate secretary and deputy general counsel

    It was recently announced that Jill Sutton has been named the corporate secretary and deputy general counsel for Corporate, Finance and Strategic Transactions at General Motors.

  • Scare them, scare yourself

    I have a terrific work commute. Most people can't say that, especially in the New York metro area, where a lot of my colleagues battle with suburban train delays and subway reroutings. But I get to take a ferry, which gives me nice views of the harbor, as well as...

  • The challenges we face: Different sides of the same coin

    At two recent meetings I attended, general counsel discussed the challenges they face and reiterated the key points to building relationships with outside counsel. At one meeting, a panel of consultants spoke to GCs about the difficulties law firms and partners encounter. Both sides agree these relationships require hard work...

  • Ready to rise

    In the summer of 2013, InsideCounsel debuted the first R3-100 list, honoring 100 women who have the potential to become general counsel of a Fortune 500 company within three years. That list was an outgrowth of existing initiatives, including the Women, Influence & Power in Law (WIPL) network. The WIPL...

  • WilmerHale's Superko helps lead Braintree Labs to patent infringement win

    WilmerHale partner Colleen Superko was part of the team that recently guided Braintree Laboratories Inc. to a patent infringement victory before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

  • Study shows gender gap in lead counsel positions in U.S.

    A recent study conducted under the auspices of the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession and the American Bar Foundation looks at the uneven levels of participation by men and women in civil and criminal litigation.

  • The preventative medicine of legal acumen

    As lawyers, we often joke that our work is “not a matter of life and death.” We hear it in our heads when we realize we are taking ourselves a bit too seriously, and it’s what we hear on the phone from our families when another late night at...

  • Firms demonstrate how they maintain gender equality

    Among the 44 firms certified for The Women in Law Empowerment Forum’s (WILEF) 2015 Gold Standard Certification in June, a few stand out as historically working on elevating women to positions of power in law, and routinely adhering to standards that make them promoters of equality in the legal industry.

  • Maryanne Lavan, General Counsel, Lockheed Martin

    Maryanne Lavan, Lockheed Martin's GC, discusses being self-driven, the importance of networking, and more with Susan Merkel of Alix Partners.

  • Traditional law firm model not effective in offering women positions of power

    Two attorneys give their perspective on the historical model of the law firm, and how it is changing to give women more opportunities

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