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How Does Your In-House Counsel Compensation Compare?

As key players in the executive search industry, our team is exposed to both sides of the coin when it comes to compensation. On a daily basis, we advise client organizations in pursuing solutions to maximize performance and talent in their legal departments, while also networking with potential job candidates, who seek assurance that their pay grade meets industry trends.

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Setting a Strategic Direction For Your Corporate Legal Department

Yogi Berra once said, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up someplace else.” [i] This is particularly true when leading a legal team.

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The Importance of Courage for In-House Counsel

Legal leaders in a corporate setting must have the courage to speak up and prevent stupid or potentially illegal things from happening.

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The Most Revealing Interview Question

Without a doubt, the best part of my job is speaking with accomplished leaders. Whether interviewing someone for a high-level search or learning about the culture of a company, I come away from meetings with truly trusted advisors both invigorated and excited to share what I learned with my team and others.

Of all the questions I ask, “How do you create a competitive advantage for your company?” sparks the most passionate responses and allows me to learn just how valuable a particular leader is to the company and the people around him or her. While the question might sound simple, the answer –  and how it’s answered – often reveals whether someone has a seat at the table, and the culture where he or she thrives. 

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Sharing Career GC Insights Is My Next Chapter

I retired a few years ago as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Boehringer Ingelheim USA. Before that I was Global General Counsel for Baxter International, and spent close to 20 years as part of Baxter in both legal and business roles. 

Though I started my legal career as an associate with a law firm, it didn’t take me long to realize that being a part of an effective in-house team, and ultimately part of senior management at a global enterprise, would be the source of greatest professional satisfaction for me. Therefore, I was very fortunate to spend the majority of the last 30 years operating in business environments which enabled me to acquire the skills needed to help companies use the law as a sword and a shield to achieve business goals. 

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12 Distinguished GCs and CCOs Join BarkerGilmore Executive Search Firm

(May 8, 2017) BarkerGilmore, a New York-based boutique executive search firm specializing in building corporate legal and compliance teams from the top down, announced a strategic expansion of its firm to include a team of 12 esteemed former general counsel (GC) and chief compliance officers (CCOs). This team, many of whom have served in Fortune 500 companies, will provide advising and leadership development services, complementing the company’s core recruiting business. These consultants provide BarkerGilmore clients access to experience that enables them to optimize their organizations and accelerate profits.

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2018

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL COMPENSATION REPORT

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How to Build
a World-Class
Legal Department

GENERAL COUNSEL
PANEL ANSWERS
5 KEY QUESTIONS

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The Rise
of the GC:

FROM LEGAL
ADVISOR TO
STRATEGIC ADVISOR

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