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  • Four Steps GCs Take to Ensure Data Privacy and Security
    We all are vulnerable to data security breaches, and, as victims, are left to clean up the mess and clear our good names. A variety of personal breaches recently, including my spouse’s identify theft and the hacking of my own LinkedIn profile, have prompted to me to look into the ever-present threat of hackers who illegally access personal data from a number of sources, including credi...
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  • 3 Key Ways to Reduce Legal Costs Through Competition
    As a GC, you encounter much outside of your control - changes in regulations, C-suite turnover, industry transitions. Your legal department is expected to adapt to these changes and operate efficiently despite external obstacles. What you control is how your department handles an ever-changing slate of legal needs. A sure-fire way to earn the respect and attention of the C-suite and th...
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  • How Does Your In-House Counsel Compensation Compare?
    As key players in the executive search industry, our team is exposed to both sides of the coin when it comes to compensation. On a daily basis, we advise client organizations in pursuing solutions to maximize performance and talent in their legal departments, while also networking with potential job candidates, who seek assurance that their pay grade meets industry trends.
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  • The Most Revealing Interview Question
    Without a doubt, the best part of my job is speaking with accomplished leaders. Whether interviewing someone for a high-level search or learning about the culture of a company, I come away from meetings with truly trusted advisors both invigorated and excited to share what I learned with my team and others. Of all the questions I ask, “How do you create a competitive advantage for you...
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  • Sharing Career GC Insights Is My Next Chapter
    I retired a few years ago as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Boehringer Ingelheim USA. Before that I was Global General Counsel for Baxter International, and spent close to 20 years as part of Baxter in both legal and business roles.  Though I started my legal career as an associate with a law firm, it didn’t take me long to realize that being a part...
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  • 12 Distinguished GCs and CCOs Join BarkerGilmore Executive Search Firm
    (May 8, 2017) BarkerGilmore, a New York-based boutique executive search firm specializing in building corporate legal and compliance teams from the top down, announced a strategic expansion of its firm to include a team of 12 esteemed former general counsel (GC) and chief compliance officers (CCOs). This team, many of whom have served in Fortune 500 companies, will provide advising and...
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  • The Rise Of The Consumer Products CCO
    We’ve written several articles about the rise of the General Counsel (GC) and the increased role that GCs play as trusted, strategic advisors to CEOs and corporate directors; now I think that it’s time to bring well-deserved attention to the increased role and importance that Chief Compliance Officers (CCOs) are making in every industry, nationwide. 
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  • 7 Keys Propelling General Counsel to Success
    First and foremost, I would like to thank so many readers for their kind remarks and endorsement of the recent article 14 Top Mistakes Made by New In-house Counsel. The content for these articles comes first-hand from some of the most successful GCs in the business and the business executives with whom they work. I am asked daily by lawyers aspiring to become a GC, “What must I add to ...
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  • The General Counsel as Chief Executive
    The General Counsel’s role is being transformed by what can be termed the “professional convergence revolution”. Breakthrough innovation mostly happens when diverse groups of people, with different skills and ideas, bump into and learn from each other.[i] Innovators must increasingly be open to new ideas, willing to learn across formal academic disciplines and then build upon existing...
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  • Debunking the Top 5 Myths About Working With Global Search Firms
    I should start off by being completely transparent. As the co-founder of a specialized boutique search firm focused on in-house counsel and compliance staff, including General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officers, we run into the global search firms as competitors every day. 
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  • 14 Top Mistakes Made by New In-house Counsel
    After reading and writing many articles on best practices for in-house counsel and compliance officers, I decided to look at development from a different angle. My father impressed upon me to learn from my mistakes, and from the mistakes of others. This is the first of a multi-part article addressing the most common mistakes made by lawyers new to becoming in-house counsel — mistakes o...
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  • 6 Tips for Interviewing In-House Counsel
    The most talented person for your position typically falls into one of two categories: perfectly happy and well treated by his or her current employer, or actively looking for good reason and with several other options to consider. It frustrates me to see companies with exceptional opportunities scare off perfectly matched talent due to poor interviewing techniques, yet, it happens eve...
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  • 5 Tips for Selecting the Right CCO Candidate
    Every senior level search, whether conducted by an internal recruitment team or led by a third-party search consultant, should start with the simple and obvious question: Why are we here?
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  • Using EQ as a Predictor of In-House Counsel Success
    When emotional intelligence (EQ) burst on the scene in the 1990s, it was seen as the answer to the troubling observation that IQ alone was not a great predictor of professional success. Researchers confirmed that EQ was a critical consideration in predicting success (Dr. Travis Bradberry, Why You Need Emotional Intelligence).
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  • Top Reasons to Consider a Specialty Boutique Search Firm
    Any businessperson over 50 years old should be able to remember when IT professionals rationalized their love affair with IBM mainframes with the simple explanation: “No one ever got fired for buying IBM.” The implicit meaning was clear: Buying computer products from a smaller company was risky, while buying from IBM was seen as safe and beyond reproach, even if you almost certainly ...
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  • Building an Effective Corporate Compliance Department
    Compliance departments have traditionally been essential on Wall Street, in banking and insurance, healthcare, and other highly regulated industries. As the burden of regulations has grown, so too has the recognition of the importance of a disciplined approach to compliance management. 
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  • How to Find and Attract the Right GC Candidate – Part 2 of 2
    In our last article on this topic, we focused on the upfront planning work required when you’re hiring a new GC (How to Find and Attract the Right GC Candidate – Part 1 of 2). In this article we’re going to turn our attention to executing the search in a way that gives you the best odds of success, since the best plans in the world won’t result in success if they’re poorly executed. T...
  • How to Find and Attract the Right GC Candidate – Part 1 of 2
    If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you know the importance we place on well-executed succession planning (A Roadmap for Effective GC Succession Planning). But what do you do if your GC unexpectedly announces they’re leaving or retiring and you’re without a handpicked successor or qualified potential successors to step in and fill the void?  As you contemplate your next move, cons...
  • A Roadmap for Effective GC Succession Planning
    Within Fortune 500 companies, it’s unlikely you would find even one that didn’t have a formal CEO succession plan in place. Because it’s difficult to predict when the conditions may occur that tend to dictate when a CEO could or should retire or resign, responsible governance mandates that a thoughtful and strategic CEO succession plan always be in place. With the continued evolution ...
  • Where Are the Good Associates for In-House Counsel Jobs?
    If your firm is planning to recruit the best law firm associates for in-house counsel positions in 2017, you’ll be well served to fully understand the market conditions you’ll be facing, and thoughtfully consider the most effective strategy to pursue.  To fully understand what the market looks like today, we need to examine both sides of the equation since the conditions faced today a...
  • How to Determine the Right GC Compensation
    Whether you’re working to hire a General Counsel (GC) successor, or your first GC, finding and attracting the right candidates are the first priorities, demanding thoughtful planning and disciplined execution. But attracting is not the whole game; you still have to close the best candidate, and that means the right compensation package, where “right” means the correct combination of t...
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  • Charting Your Career Path to GC
     As a seasoned legal recruiter with over 20 years of experience, I've learned that a lot of very smart attorneys make the same not-so-smart mistake: They fail to understand the attributes expected of a strong general counsel.
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  • Cultivating Law Firm Talent to Feed Your Company's Risk Appetite
      As a recruiter, I've developed a rather messy Pavlovian response when a resume lands on my desk featuring an Ivy League law school and a major law firm. But, the truth is, you can't simply hire associates from white glove firms and assume they'll be a good cultural fit for your organization. That's because the qualities that make for a high-performing associate – exercising prudenc...
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