Meet Senior Advisor Peter Ganz, former CLO, CCO, SVP, GC & Secretary of Ashland Global Holdings, Inc.
Every year, we see approximately 10% of Fortune 500 companies appoint a new top legal executive. In 2020, 44 lawyers were appointed to the enterprise GC or CLO post compared to 56 in 2019. While this suggests lower turnover in 2020, twelve of the F500 are between GCs, creating a robust and competitive 2021 market for talent.READ FULL ARTICLE
In December 2020, BarkerGilmore released its 2020 Aspiring General Counsel Report which investigates current legal counsel who aspire to become General Counsel in their careers. Two hundred ninety-one legal counsel from our randomly sampled population responded to the survey during the summer of 2020.READ FULL ARTICLE
Legal leaders who aspire to the ultimate legal professional achievement, the General Counsel, spend their careers making tactical decisions to achieve their goal. While there are infinite paths to become a General Counsel, all legal leaders aspiring to the next step in their careers can benefit from similar advice on personal and professional development. Below we share five strategic moves to make as an Aspiring General Counsel.READ FULL ARTICLE
BarkerGilmore recently held a webinar on how in-house lawyers can, and should, prepare for their performance reviews in the current, primarily remote work environment. Participants were asked to anonymously respond to a series of polling questions, each one designed to ascertain how law departments across the country are functioning and adjusting during the pandemic. What follows is a brief summary of the insights obtained through these polls.READ FULL ARTICLE
While most companies acknowledge that a succession plan is crucial for business and leadership continuity, preparing and maintaining a succession plan is a time-consuming process. When the urgent needs of the business must be addressed, succession planning is often placed on the backburner and quickly forgotten. However, once one is able to take a step back and view succession planning as deliberate, routine leadership and professional development for one’s team members instead of preemptive preparation for retirement years or decades down the road, the process quickly becomes manageable, the benefits more apparent, and the rewards more readily reaped.READ FULL ARTICLE
In this three-part series, we will share practical advice and useful tips that can help both the employer and the candidate during the hiring process determine if there is a cultural fit that is beneficial to both sides. Our Senior Advisors Maureen Brundage, Helen Pudlin, and Audrey Rubin shared their thoughts with me for this first article.