Human Capital Management


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    Big pay gap between veteran, newer GCs

    Where you went to school, whether you have law-firm experience and which industry you’re in are other factors in pay differentials, a survey shows.

    By Sept. 30, 2022
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    GC/CLO hiring roundup: Aerospace Corp. and Bitly name new GCs

    Coalfire, Dutchie and Interac also announced new legal department leaders.

    By Sept. 29, 2022
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    GC/CLO hiring roundup: Pinterest, HP name new legal chiefs

    Dutch Bros Coffee, Near and Viant also announced new legal department leaders.

    By Sept. 22, 2022
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    Opinion

    How general counsel can best support their CEOs

    Command of the law should remain GCs' north star, but they can be very strong partners to their CEOs by building a matrix of expertise to draw upon.

    By Shana Simmons • Sept. 21, 2022
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    Legal departments face talent retention challenges

    A very high percentage of in-house lawyers are likely to leave their jobs in the next year, according to a new Wolters Kluwer report.

    By Sept. 19, 2022
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    GC/CLO hiring roundup: U.S. Chamber taps Volkswagen exec as new GC

    Peloton, Mozilla, WWE and Getlabs also announced new legal department leaders.

    By Sept. 15, 2022
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    Why Lawtrades shifted its focus to serving mid-market and enterprise companies

    The platform has seen rapid growth since redefining its target customers and expanding the type of professionals available to work with in-house legal teams.

    By Sept. 14, 2022
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    2023 could be ‘banner year’ for pay increases, survey finds

    Despite the potential for an economic downturn, employers are considering plans to avoid losing their talent investments.

    By Ryan Golden • Sept. 13, 2022
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    GC/CLO hiring roundup: SIFMA hires NYSE lawyer as new general counsel

    ArisGlobal, Blockify, Frontier Medicines and Job Creators Network Foundation also named new legal leaders.

    By Sept. 8, 2022
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    GC/CLO hiring roundup: Comerica promotes Von Hays to top legal post

    Covetrus, ExtraHop, Xactus and XPO Logistics also announced new legal department leaders.

    By Sept. 1, 2022
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    Executive search firm Marlin Hawk enters legal and compliance market

    The global firm also announced it has tapped a former Major, Lindsey & Africa and DHR International consultant to lead its new practice. 

    By Aug. 29, 2022
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    GC/CLO hiring roundup: Data security firm Virtru names Choudhary new GC

    Quickbase, Flexential, University of Vermont and Georgia Tech also announced new legal leaders.

    By Aug. 25, 2022
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    21 large law firms join growing diversity initiative

    Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule Certification program features firms that commit to promote underrepresented counsel to partner and leadership positions.

    By Aug. 19, 2022
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    GC/CLO hiring roundup: Agiloft names Laura Richardson new general counsel

    The Denver Broncos, University of Iowa, S&T Bancorp and Loyal Source Government Services also announced new legal department leaders.

    By Aug. 18, 2022
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    GC/CLO hiring roundup: Sabre hires former Hulu GC as its legal chief

    TripleLift, MissionSquare Retirement, CopperPoint Insurance Companies and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital also named new legal department leaders.

    By Aug. 11, 2022
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    Narrowing its focus has fueled legal talent platform’s growth

    A top Axiom official said the company’s decision to divest other business lines has allowed it to better serve companies with a variety of in-house legal needs.

    By Aug. 10, 2022
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    Gender pay progress seen for some in-house positions

    For certain legal department positions below the GC/CLO-level, the average pay for women matches or exceeds that of men.

    By Aug. 8, 2022
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    Nike to release DEI pay data following board pressure

    Investors reportedly were concerned Nike might be seen as inconsistent in its external marketing image and its internal policies and practices.

    By Caroline Colvin • Aug. 4, 2022
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    GC/CLO hiring roundup: FanDuel names Renzin its chief legal officer

    Savills, Sameday Health, Canopy Growth and Enzo Biochem also announced new legal department leaders. 

    By Aug. 4, 2022
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    Bonuses drive gender pay gap among GCs

    Two recent reports from search firms found that male legal chiefs far outpace women in bonus pay while there is less disparity in base pay. 

    By Aug. 3, 2022
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    Opinion

    Making your first legal ops hire? Look for these 7 skills

    Overall, you want to hire someone with experience in building, managing, and scaling programs at a very strategic level.

    By Mary O'Carroll • Aug. 3, 2022
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    GC/CLO hiring roundup: Opendoor names Syndey Schaub its chief legal officer

    J.Crew Group, FreeWire, Kepler Group and Aledade also announced new legal leaders. 

    By July 28, 2022
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    Opinion

    Building a legal ops team? Start here

    Mary O'Carroll: General counsel should make their first operations hire by the time their legal team is five-members strong and look for a strategic thinker. 

    By Mary O'Carroll • July 27, 2022
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    U.S. general counsel pay up 15% since 2020, to $578,446

    Much of the gain is in the form of variable, performance-based compensation, which comprises about half of what top in-house lawyers make today. 

    By July 27, 2022
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    Prudential's GC encourages in-house counsel to try new roles

    Ann Kappler says attorneys developing a broad range of legal skills and knowledge about different parts of the business sets them up for long-term success.

    By July 26, 2022