Experience The GC & CCO Advantage: Meet Gjon Nivica, Jr., former SVP and General Counsel of Celanese Corporation
Experience The GC & CCO Advantage: Meet Marla Persky, former SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Boehringer Ingelheim USA
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
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.
William P. Morelli most recently served Ingram Industries Inc., one of the largest diversified private companies in the U.S., as its Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Leading the legal team for over 23 years, Bill also played a business executive role, working with the family owners and profit center heads to provide strategic and tactical direction, as well as management and execution of business plans. Along with his general business and corporate responsibilities, he developed and administered the compliance and ethics program for both subsidiaries of the company. 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. In addition to his senior advisor role, Bill was recently elected to the Board of Directors of Ingram Industries.READ FULL ARTICLE
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.
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.READ FULL ARTICLE
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:READ FULL ARTICLE