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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 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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12 Ridiculous Things Lawyers Did on Interviews

Being in the executive search business for 29 years, you would think I have seen it all. Nevertheless, I am still occasionally surprised by the actions of a well-vetted candidate on a job interview. The following are true, real-life actions that are unforgettable. Each led to immediate disqualification of their candidacy. What is most unbelievable is that each candidate came away feeling upbeat about their interview and positive that an offer would follow. Unfortunately, that was far from reality.

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BarkerGilmore Adds Former Celanese Senior Vice President and General Counsel to Legal Advisory Division

Gjon N. Nivica, Jr., who served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Celanese Corporation, the Texas-based Fortune 500 global technology and specialty materials company, 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, Nivica 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.

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Power of the Strategic CCO - Beyond the 7 Elements

What is strategy? A high-level plan of action is a common definition, but that simple explanation doesn’t adequately capture the intensity around the critical role strategy plays in business today. A more comprehensive definition of strategy is working out the company’s best position relative to all the forces present in the competitive environment. Every executive must internalize the enterprise strategic plan, and design functional area goals and activities to align with that strategy. For the executive in compliance, the CCO, this more comprehensive approach to strategy goes well beyond incorporating the “7 elements” into the compliance program to earning a well-deserved seat at the executive table. The strategic CCO commands an enterprise-wide view, uses a risk-based approach to planning, sets clear expectations and delivers results, and most importantly, leverages sophisticated interpersonal skills to influence change and commitment at every level of the organization.

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BarkerGilmore Adds Former Anheuser-Busch InBev General Counsel to Roster

Sabine Chalmers, who served as Chief Legal & Corporate Affairs Officer and Secretary to the Board of Directors of Anheuser-Busch InBev, one of the world’s top five consumer products companies and the leading global brewer, 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, Chalmers adds her considerable international 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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