Experience The GC & CCO Advantage: Meet Michelle Banks, Former Global General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and CCO of Gap Inc.
Experience The GC & CCO Advantage Firsthand: Ann Harlan, Former Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of The J.M. Smucker Company
Experience The GC & CCO Advantage: Meet Roya Behnia, Former Pall Corporation’s Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Roya Behnia most recently served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Pall Corporation, a NYSE-traded, Fortune 1000 / S&P 500 global leader in high-tech filtration, separation and purification solutions for the industrial and life sciences markets, with significant operations in over 40 countries. At Pall, she led the legal, compliance, human resources and risk management functions and was a member of the executive management committee.READ FULL ARTICLE
Within the last year, uncovering compensation information has become increasingly difficult as states and cities across the country began passing legislation that bans employers from questioning potential hires on salary history. States like California and Massachusetts have already approved the legislation, along with New York City, Philadelphia, and other major cities. The purpose of these new restrictions is to eliminate the gender pay gap existing in the U.S. today.READ FULL ARTICLE
Experience The GC & CCO Advantage: Meet Maureen Brundage, Former EVP, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Chief Ethics Officer of The Chubb Corporation
Maureen Brundage most recently served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Chief Ethics Officer of The Chubb Corporation, which was one of the largest publicly traded U.S. property and casualty insurers and also had significant operations in 24 countries around the globe. One of only four direct reports to its CEO, Maureen led a global team of 135 lawyers, overseeing legal, regulatory, compliance and corporate secretarial functions. During her decade-long tenure, she also played a critical role in its $28 billion acquisition by ACE including involvement in negotiations, integration planning, internal communication, and transition management. Prior to joining Chubb, Maureen was a partner at White & Case, where she headed the Global Securities Law Practice Group and a global staff of more than 150 lawyers. In addition to leading the group, Maureen represented domestic and international companies in diverse industries with regard to securities offerings, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and other corporate transactions, as well as advising on corporate governance, crisis management, SEC reporting, and general corporate matters. Currently serving on the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of MAPFRE U.S.A. Corp., the U.S. holding company of MAPFRE S.A., the global insurance company, Maureen is also a Director and Audit Committee Member of MAPFRE’s subsidiaries: The Commerce Insurance Company, Massachusetts’ largest private passenger automobile insurance writer; and Citation Insurance Company. Maureen adds her expertise to the strategic counsel, leadership development, succession planning and other services BarkerGilmore advisors provide to legal and compliance departments, CEOs, and boards across the country.
Steve Jobs was brilliant at hiring A-list players at Apple. His laser focus on designing the best products was dependent on hiring and keeping the best talent. Based on his relentless pursuit of exceptional employees, Jobs left behind valuable advice about the importance of these players to the success of a high performing team:
“I noticed that the dynamic range between what an average person could accomplish was 50 or 100 to 1. Given that, you’re well advised to go after the cream of the cream. A small team of A+ players can run circles around a giant team of B and C players.”READ FULL ARTICLE
Business leaders today expect in-house lawyers to contribute to the success of the business and serve as strategic advisors. While everyone ultimately seeks to earn a seat at the table and be considered a strategic advisor, many lawyers fall short. Nothing is more frustrating for the business team and the lawyer when this relationship doesn’t exist.READ FULL ARTICLE