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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 often made by seasoned in-house veterans, too — and ideal development action items.

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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 every day. The actions taken from the start of the search process to closing will dictate whether you close the top candidate or send them to a competitor.

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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?

When we’re working on a CCO search we know that’s the best place to start, because it helps us to understand what happened that resulted in the open position. While the CCO position has been around long enough that retirements aren’t uncommon, our experience tells us that if retirement isn’t the cause, a company is typically looking for a new CCO for one of two reasons:

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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 paid more than if you bought from a competitor.

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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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