• 9 women who made big in-house moves in 2014

    While there remains work to be done to be done, it’s clear that women in law are beginning to be seen on a more equal footing.

  • Walker named GC at Huntington Ingalls

    Walkercomes to HII from American Water Works Co., where she has served as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. Before that, she worked as vice president and general counsel at Diageo North America and as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary for BJ’s Wholesale Club.

  • Tips for new GCs: Developing a strategy, and why you need one

    Historically, legal departments have largely defended against risk. Now, legal departments are charged with making good business decisions while managing legal risk and keeping cost down.

  • GC succession plan: Fiction or fact?

    In many large companies, there's a deputy general counsel who believes he or she is next in line for the GC chair. However, GC succession plans can often be opaque.

  • What GCs don't learn in law school

    No one is better positioned than the GC to pioneer such new levels of cooperation, embracing law, digital communications, government relations, investor relations, human resources and more.

  • PCTEL promotes Bacastow to GC

    Currently assistant general counsel, Bacastow succeeds Varda Goldman. Goldman will serve as the company’s vice president, legal transition officer during 2015 and consult on a variety of matters.

  • Kodak names Underberg general counsel

    Currently deputy general counsel, Sharon E. Underberg succeeds Patrick M. Sheller, who has decided to leave the company to pursue a new opportunity.

  • McGhee promoted to GC of Cal Water

    McGhee, who has been with Cal Water since 2003, currently serves as associate corporate counsel and corporate secretary.

  • Browdy takes over top legal job at IBM

    At IBM, Browdy oversees the company’s litigation globally, including intellectual property litigation, antitrust/competition, employment, securities litigation, class actions, commercial litigation and the like.

  • Brinker International names May GC

    May has an extensive background in the casual dining space and most recently served as senior vice president, chief legal officer and secretary for Ruby Tuesday, Inc.

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