The Legal Department

What It Takes To Be A Good Lawyer In The Legal Department: Dana Lira Warner Brothers Discovery

  The client’s definition of “a good lawyer” is different than yours.” “Harry Potter’s Lawyer” in-house veteran Dana Lira SVP Legal at Warner Brothers Discovery shares tactics for being a good business partner and building relationships with clients. We talk about why communication is one of the hardest “soft skills” to master in-house and how… Continue reading What It Takes To Be A Good Lawyer In The Legal Department: Dana Lira Warner Brothers Discovery

Leadership, Team Building, And Career Pivots In The Legal Department: Scott Becker Becker’s Healthcare

  Scott Becker created a massive media company while working as a lawyer. Over several decades, he and his CEO, Jessica Cole, built Becker’s Healthcare, the largest media company focused solely on the healthcare industry. Today, with several daily newsletters, podcasts, conferences, and other events, Scott and Jessica develop an essential community for all healthcare… Continue reading Leadership, Team Building, And Career Pivots In The Legal Department: Scott Becker Becker’s Healthcare

Network Building Is Essential In The Legal Department: Michael Melcher, Author, Your Invisible Network

  In this “how to” episode, executive coach and author of Your Invisible Network, Michael Melcher, provides strategies for building your network. Acknowledging that discomfort is often associated with networking, Michael urges us to move through the discomfort and tap into the people around us. He says relationships are a form of wealth that is… Continue reading Network Building Is Essential In The Legal Department: Michael Melcher, Author, Your Invisible Network

How To Use Legal Operations To Level-Up The Legal Department: Mary O’Carroll Chief Community Officer Ironclad

  If you’re a busy GC and you think you don’t have the time to think about legal operations, then you’re probably the very person who needs it the most. It’s a force multiplier that many GCs don’t know existed. On today’s episode of The Legal Department Mary O’Carroll, former director of legal operations for… Continue reading How To Use Legal Operations To Level-Up The Legal Department: Mary O’Carroll Chief Community Officer Ironclad

6 Steps To Make Your Organization Cyber Safe And Future Proof With Dominique Shelton Leipzig, Mayer Brown

  Are you overwhelmed with worry about looming cyber threats and feel like your organization is a sitting duck? Dominique Shelton Leipzig, a privacy and cybersecurity partner at Mayer Brown, and also one of the world’s leading thought leaders in digital privacy and data governance is here to give you a plan of action. On… Continue reading 6 Steps To Make Your Organization Cyber Safe And Future Proof With Dominique Shelton Leipzig, Mayer Brown

Intentional Professional Development In The Legal Department: Scott Westfahl, Director Harvard Law School Executive Education

  Lawyers focus on developing technical skills and learning the law, but few of us spend much time on developing ourselves as leaders or cultivating a network. Scott Westfahl, Professor of Practice Director of Executive Education at Harvard Law School, is here to tell you that technical skills are only one leg of the stool… Continue reading Intentional Professional Development In The Legal Department: Scott Westfahl, Director Harvard Law School Executive Education

What The Legal Department Needs To Know About Appeals: M.C. Sungaila Appellate Specialist

  Litigation management is meat and potatoes for most in-house legal departments, but it’s a rare case that goes up on appeal. The stakes are higher in those cases, and you need expert counsel to help navigate the process. Appellate specialist M.C. Sungaila is in The Legal Department to tell you what you need to… Continue reading What The Legal Department Needs To Know About Appeals: M.C. Sungaila Appellate Specialist

Governance And Executive Comp Under The Golden Arches: Why Relationships Matter In The Legal Department With Chris Weber Of McDonald’s

On this episode of The Legal Department, Chris Weber, Managing General Counsel of the iconic McDonald’s corporation underscores again why building strong relationships is crucial to success in-house. Whether he is navigating tough governance issues, working with board members, or advising on executive comp under the Golden Arches, Chris shows why fostering a state of… Continue reading Governance And Executive Comp Under The Golden Arches: Why Relationships Matter In The Legal Department With Chris Weber Of McDonald’s

Crisis Communication And The Legal Department: Anne Marie Malecha CEO Dezenhall Resources

What do you do when a crisis hits your organization?  Anne Marie Malecha, CEO of crisis communications firm Dezenhall Resources, shares tips on how to survive. Starting from aligning internally on the key objectives and using those as a north star to align legal and comms to weather the storm. Anne Marie provides concrete advice… Continue reading Crisis Communication And The Legal Department: Anne Marie Malecha CEO Dezenhall Resources

You’re In The Legal Department, Now What? Building Your Confidence As A GC Deborah Solmor Founder Of Ready Set GC

  Deborah Solmor worked as a litigator at Skadden Arps and later as deputy general counsel and chief compliance officer of a public company. Despite these 20+ years of legal experience, the General Counsel role was “like nothing I had done in my career.” Finding few resources for women lawyers new in their GC role, Deborah… Continue reading You’re In The Legal Department, Now What? Building Your Confidence As A GC Deborah Solmor Founder Of Ready Set GC