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The General Counsel Interview – Tips to Get to the Finish Line

The agony of defeat is tough for anyone to swallow, especially for the top lawyers we work with who are driven to win. Not making it past the first round of interviews in a general counsel search is frustrating. Coming in second place and not reaching the finish line is even more painful. Your life has been on hold for months; your vacation days have evaporated; and now you must inform your family and confidants that you were not the chosen one. You might ask yourself if it was all worth it, and the answer is, simply, YES! Having spoken to thousands of general counsels, no one has ever expressed regret over the path it took to achieve the top leadership position in their law department and there are thousands more striving to take on the challenge.

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The Rise of the GC: Recruiting and Paying Your Top Legal Talent: Webinar Recording

Our recent webinar showcased an expert panel discussing how growth in responsibilities and influence impacts recruitment and pay for top legal talent, based on findings from the new Equilar and BarkerGilmore report, General Counsel Pay Trends. Click here to access the WEBINAR RECORDING, and review the REPORT.

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Experience The GC & CCO Advantage: Meet Gjon Nivica, Jr., former SVP and General Counsel of Celanese Corporation

Gjon Nivica, Jr. most recently served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Celanese Corporation, a Fortune 500 global technology and specialty materials company based in Dallas, Texas. Prior to his tenure at Celanese, he was Vice President and General Counsel, Transportation Systems, at Honeywell International, a Fortune 100 multinational conglomerate providing products and technologies for aerospace, automotive, clean energy, and safety and security solutions. Serving for more than 20 years as a general counsel executive, Gjon has been valued as a strategic business partner to senior management and boards of directors.

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Experience The GC & CCO Advantage: Meet Marla Persky, former SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Boehringer Ingelheim USA

Marla Persky most recently served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Boehringer Ingelheim USA, one of the world’s 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. A key member of the executive management team reporting to the CEO, Marla was a director of the company and several of its subsidiaries and oversaw a 70+ person department with responsibility for legal, environmental, health and safety, and information, governance and security, with a budget of over $100M.

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Experience The GC & CCO Advantage: Meet Cornell Boggs, former Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Toys “R” Us

Cornell Boggs most recently served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Toys “R” Us and managed the global legal function. Previously as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Dow Corning Corporation, the world’s largest silicone product producer, he led Global Legal, Government Affairs, and Corporate Security, and served as Chief Compliance Officer.

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Five Key Gaps in General Counsel Succession Planning

As the importance of the role of General Counsel has grown, succession planning has become a hot topic of discussion. With so much talk about the value of developing future leaders, we investigated the actions (or lack thereof) taken to prepare the next generation of legal leaders.

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