Inside

  • Tankersley named GC at Urban Financial Group

    She will lead the legal department for the entire organization and will oversee the implementation of new corporate initiatives

  • Unique challenges, unprecedented opportunities

    Several of this year’s WIPL keynoters share their thoughts around challenges and opportunities and offer advice to women looking to rise in their own legal departments.

  • Prosecutors investigating GM’s legal team for withholding information from regulators

    Prosecutors believe that attorneys with the knowledge of the situation may have delayed a recall through their actions.

  • Self-service legal: Give the people what they want

    Why not give the people what they want? By leveraging today's technology, some companies allow businesspeople to write their own contracts and other documents with no intervention from the law department. The trend is called “self-service legal.”

  • Survival of the efficient

    The ability to handle the selection of technology, management of processes, efficiencies, training and outside counsel has become key to the success of law departments. Increasingly, that has meant hiring a dedicated legal department operations (LDO) executive.

  • Transforming leadership

    Encouraging diversity within a legal team is often not as simple as an assemblage of policies aimed at promoting tolerance in the workplace; it requires vision and strong leadership to bring out the true potential in any team member.

  • Bully pulpit: The GC as public mover and shaker

    If nothing else, a July 20 Times feature on Smith reinforces a constant sub-theme of this column and the insistent message in-house counsel have been hearing for years about the need to expand their professional impact beyond the confines of strictly legal practice.

  • Directions to the general counsel seat (part 2): Four tips at three years to go

    At three years away your substantive legal skills must be superb; your financial and business acumen and problem-solving and collaboration skills are developing; and you have some solid relationships in the C-suite.

  • 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.

  • Tour of Duty: CVS Caremark GC Thomas M. Moriarty

    Thomas M. Moriarty, the general counsel of retailer and healthcare company CVS Caremark, knows a thing or two about health. But it's not just his role as chief health strategy officer that drives him; it's maintaining the health of the in-house legal department of one of the 50 largest companies...

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