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Five Key Gaps in General Counsel Succession Planning

As the importance of the role of General Counsel has grown, succession planning has become a hot topic of discussion. With so much talk about the value of developing future leaders, we investigated the actions (or lack thereof) taken to prepare the next generation of legal leaders.

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General Counsel Succession — Hear From Three General Counsel Who Got It Right: Webinar Recording

During this recording of the webinar, you will learn from BarkerGilmore’s panel of experienced Senior Advisors and Managing Partner how to develop and execute an effective succession plan for the legal department. Click here to access the WEBINAR RECORDING and download the SLIDES.

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Experience The GC & CCO Advantage: Meet Michelle Banks, Former Global General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and CCO of Gap Inc.

Michelle Banks most recently served as Executive Vice President, Global General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer of Gap Inc. (Fortune: 178/NYSE: GPS), the third largest global clothing and accessories retailer and owner of the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, and Intermix brands. At Gap Inc., she led the global equity, foundation, franchise services, governance, government affairs and public policy, integrity, legal, privacy, and sustainability functions while managing teams in 15 countries.

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Top Seven Mistakes Made by Compliance Officers

Compliance officers are often a company’s most important line of defense against the occurrence of costly mistakes and reputational risk. Most compliance officers take on a high stakes role with a myriad of responsibilities all wrapped up into one: teacher and advisor, counselor and prosecutor, and above all, champion of integrity. Despite the pressure to get it right every time, they too make mistakes. But unlike a simple benign occurrence, mistakes in the compliance arena can have dire consequences including threatening one’s job.

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Experience The GC & CCO Advantage Firsthand: Ann Harlan, Former Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of The J.M. Smucker Company

In her role as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Ann Harlan was a member of the senior management team at The J.M. Smucker Company. The J.M. Smucker Company, a Fortune 500 Company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol SJM, is a manufacturing and marketing company of over 40 well-known food and pet food brands in North America with more than 30 manufacturing locations.

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Top Six Trends for Compliance Officer Compensation in 2018

Within the last half decade, there has been a significant increase in the need for top compliance talent across all industries. Now more than ever, C-Suite executives and Board Members are recognizing the importance of the compliance function and are finding ways to integrate it within their organizations as an independent entity, separate from the legal department. Consequently, the role of the Chief Compliance Officer is evolving, and more compliance executives are earning a seat at the table as business leaders and decision makers.

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