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Meet Senior Advisor, Noah Hanft, former General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Franchise Officer for MasterCard Worldwide

Noah Hanft most recently served as the General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Franchise Officer for MasterCard Worldwide. In addition to overseeing law, regulatory affairs, public policy, and compliance, he managed the Law & Franchise Integrity consolidated business unit of over 500 global employees with responsibility for licensing, franchise management, global diversity, philanthropy, corporate, and information security.

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Top Trends for Healthcare & Life Sciences In-House Counsel Compensation

In 2019, overall growth in the healthcare, life sciences, and related industries was prominent. The healthcare and life sciences industries are often blended with other industries in various assessments, muddling the unique data that these influential industries carry. By separating the two, we were able to uncover significant trends in compensation.

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7 Trends for Fortune 500 General Counsel Appointments in 2019

Every year, we see approximately 10% of Fortune 500 companies appoint a new General Counsel. In 2019, 56 lawyers were appointed to the enterprise GC or CLO post. BarkerGilmore’s research team further dissected these findings to shed light on the path leading to this highly sought-after position.

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Meet Senior Advisor, Michael Williams, Former EVP, CLO and Secretary of Staples, Inc.

Michael Williams most recently served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary of Staples, Inc., while the Massachusetts-based company was the largest office product company in the world. He led all legal, compliance, and secretarial functions; managed cybersecurity incident response, trade strategy, and compliance teams; and directed a 65-person in-house legal staff in Asia Pacific, Europe, and North and South America. Prior to his tenure at Staples, Inc., Michael served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at Sony Electronics, Inc., and was responsible for all legal functions for the multibillion-dollar electronics company in the U.S. and Central and South America. Michael adds his 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.

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6 Tips to Prepare for Your Performance Review

Performance reviews are a fundamental tool used by organizations of all sizes to assess employees and influence pay raises. This checklist was designed to help you generate meaningful and useable feedback, gain greater recognition and reward, and develop an ongoing process that will result in an enhanced and dynamic approach to the annual review.

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The 7 Secrets to Keeping Legal Talent Engaged

Lawyers are people too, you know.

It’s a simple premise that yields big results.

In a recent conversation with a few of our Senior Advisors, I was struck by the humanity of Helen Pudlin’s approach to managing and developing legal talent.  Having worked with her as a client before she joined the BarkerGilmore team, I knew Helen was recognized in the workplace for the way she treated others as individuals and ensured they were operating at their best and highest use.

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