Talent Development

  • The loss that came with a lesson

    When someone recently asked me which of my victories had taught me the most, I surprised her by saying that I had learned the most from my single trial loss.

  • New edition on careers of women attorneys profiles multiple challenges

    Ten years ago, attorney Phyllis Horn Epstein wrote the first edition of “Women-at-Law.” Now, the American Bar Association has released “Women-at-Law: Lessons Learned Along the Pathways to Success, Second Edition”, an update to the first book.

  • Lessons in leadership

    The panel featured: Maureen Brundage, executive vice president, general counsel and chief ethics officer, The Chubb Corporation; Vanessa Soman, general counsel, TheStreet, Inc.; Betty Temple, chair elect, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP; and Ann K. Armstrong, vice president and associate general counsel, legal and policy group, the Intel Corporation....

  • Why workplace flexibility is good for legal departments

    The panel featured: Laura Cox Kaplan, principal-in-charge of government, regulatory affairs and public policy at PwC; Maria Pasquale, senior vice president legal and deputy general counsel, Celgene; Jane Imperatore, partner, VLP Law Group; and Susan Smith Blakely, author of “Best Friends at the Bar.”

  • Adviser and chief

    The panel featured: Meredith Ritchie, vice president, general counsel and chief ethics officer for Alliant Credit Union; Laura Alemzadeh, general counsel of Natural Foods Market; Jill Rusk, senior director at Huron Consulting Group; and Karen Hough, founder and CEO of ImprovEdge.

  • How to build credibility in your business network

    The panel, “Building credibility within your network,” featured: Kimberly Chainey, ‎associate general counsel & legal lead LAC/APAC, Avis Budget Group; Laurey Harris, senior director, Huron Legal; and Stacey Slaugher, partner, Robins Kaplan LLP.

  • Taking charge

    The panel, “Taking charge of your financial well-being, your leadership development and your career,” featured Anna Rappaport, executive coach at Excelleration Coaching; Cynthia Sharp, director of attorney development at The Sharper Lawyer; and Melba Hughes, partner at Major, Lindsey & Africa.

  • Ohio law firm names CEO

    Day Ketterer is one of Ohio’s historic law firms. Founded in 1872, the firm continues to evolve and recently made news by appointing a chief executive officer – Jennifer Novotny – to equip the firm to handle the operational challenges of the 21st century.

  • The family office: An alternative capital solution

    There are many circumstances that lead an owner to decide it is time to sell or bring a capital partner into the business. A retiring owner may not have a willing successor or the younger generation may want to grow the business but lack sufficient capital to take it to...

  • Weaving diversity into the legal culture

    The focus on diversity and inclusion and their importance in today's legal industry is not new. In fact, more than 15 years ago I joined a PLI panel with the former MetLife GC, who spoke about the importance of diversity and inclusion. The law department reflected the corporation's goals in...

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