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Experience The GC & CCO Advantage: Meet Advisor Helen Pudlin, Former PNC Financial Services Group’s EVP and General Counsel

Helen Pudlin most recently served PNC Financial Services Group, one of the largest diversified financial institutions in the U.S., as its Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Leading the legal team for over 18 years and managing more than 100 lawyers, she also served as a Member of the Executive Committee at this NYSE publically traded company that provides products and services in the retail, corporate and institutional banking, and asset management businesses. Prior to joining PNC, Helen was a partner at Ballard Spahr LLP, where she represented institutional clients with a range of small to large legal departments. For several years, Helen also has been a Lecturer in Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she has co-taught a course called Challenges Facing General Counsel, which addresses the roles and responsibilities of a GC, the qualities of an effective GC, and how they deal with significant challenges. Helen 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.

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BarkerGilmore Adds Former Dow Corning SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary to Legal Advisory Division

Cornell Boggs, who served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Dow Corning Corporation, a global leader in silicon-based technology and the world’s largest silicone product producer, has joined the advisory and coaching division of BarkerGilmore, a New York-based boutique executive search firm. The newest member of a distinguished team of Fortune 500 General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officers, Boggs adds his considerable international expertise to the strategic counsel, leadership development, and other services BarkerGilmore advisors provide to legal and compliance departments, CEOs, and boards across the country, including General Counsel recruiting and placement.

In making the announcement, Robert Barker, Managing Partner of BarkerGilmore, said that Boggs’s deep roots in the industrial sector bring even more value to their range of vertical expertise and to the personalized strategies and multi-disciplinary advice they provide to drive their clients’ business. “Cornell is both an accomplished general counsel and an astute business leader with the vision, global experience, leadership, and accountability to assist legal departments in achieving their goals during times of transformation and change, while helping them formulate plans to optimize their organizations and increase revenue.”

In addition to his tenure at Dow Corning Corporation, Boggs served in a variety of industries including Miller Coors LLC/Coors Brewing Company, a leading producer of domestic and imported alcohol beverages, where he was Chief Responsibility and Ethics Officer. While at Tyco Plastics & Adhesives, a $1.74B division of the diversified global company Tyco International Ltd., he was Vice President and General Counsel. Earlier in his career, Boggs was the Americas Regional Counsel for Intel Corporation, a manufacturer of semiconductors and microprocessors for computers, held legal positions at Anheuser-Busch Companies, an American brewer and distributor, and at Monsanto Company, a publicly traded multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation.

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Three Steps to Building a High Performance Legal Team

There’s no doubt that legal departments are being run like a business, increasingly so every day. The 2017 State of the Industry Survey, conducted by the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium, reveals these metrics about departments as they grow their legal spend and headcount:

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Experience The GC & CCO Advantage: Meet Advisor William Solomon, Jr., Former Ally Financial GC

William Solomon, Jr. most recently served Ally Financial as its Group Vice President and General Counsel. Prior to his role at Ally, he managed the Credit and Insurance Legal Practice for General Motors. Bill 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. He is widely acknowledged by C-Suite and legal executives for successfully performing a variety of corporate legal functions and managing a large in-house legal staff and numerous outside counsel, while also overseeing compliance, records and management activities, licensing, and the Secretary’s office, ensuring enhanced solutions, driving continuous improvement, and helping to create an optimal organization.

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Effective Reporting to the CEO: Webinar Recording

Our recent webinar showcased an expert panel discussing how effective reporting paves the way to gaining the trust, confidence, and respect of the CEO. Click here to access the WEBINAR RECORDING and review the SLIDES.

Meet our distinguished panel:

Robert Barker
Managing Partner, BarkerGilmore

Maureen Brundage
Senior Advisor, BarkerGilmore
Former EVP, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Chief Ethics Officer of The Chubb Corporation

Marla Persky
Senior Advisor, BarkerGilmore
Former SVP, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of Boehringer Ingelheim USA

Helen Pudlin
Senior Advisor, BarkerGilmore
Former EVP, General Counsel of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

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If you have any questions about the exceptional services BarkerGilmore provides, from recruitment and placement to advising and coaching, we would be delighted to speak with you. Please feel free to share this webinar recording with your colleagues.

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Experience The GC & CCO Advantage: Meet Advisor Haydee Olinger, Former McDonald’s Global CCO

Haydee Ortiz Olinger, who most recently served McDonald’s Corporation as its Global Chief Compliance Officer, 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. Haydee is widely recognized for transforming business operations by successfully creating and implementing best in class compliance and ethics programs that elevate business standards, ensure performance uniformity, and reduce vulnerabilities.

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