The Legal Department

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

The Legal Department Fundamentals: Handling #metoo Matters With Allison West Employment Practices 

Employment law matters, especially #metoo complaints and investigations are meat and potatoes for an in-house attorney. In this episode, veteran employment lawyer Allison West shares the fundamentals of workplace investigations. She provides best practices for engaging investigators including how to avoid legal traps, ensuring independence and maintaining credibility throughout the process. Allison is an investigator,… Continue reading The Legal Department Fundamentals: Handling #metoo Matters With Allison West Employment Practices 

7 Things I Did To Become A General Counsel: Joe Schohl On His Path To The Legal Department

  Joe Schohl set out to become a public company GC before turning 40. He wrote this goal on a piece of paper and carried it in his pocket until he landed a General Counsel role at the nation’s largest dialysis provider, Davita, at age 34. He later became Chief Legal Officer of Radiology Partners… Continue reading 7 Things I Did To Become A General Counsel: Joe Schohl On His Path To The Legal Department

Running Into The Fire: Brandon Neal Of Walgreens Boots Alliance On How To Make A Career Pivot In The Legal Department

  Brandon Neal, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Walgreens Boots Alliance, shares his experience moving between industries, ultimately into an executive role in one of the largest global companies.  After working on Wall Street, Brandon transitioned into an in-house position at Wells Fargo where he led a team of 100 lawyers to… Continue reading Running Into The Fire: Brandon Neal Of Walgreens Boots Alliance On How To Make A Career Pivot In The Legal Department

Human Connection And Business Acumen: Aarash Darroodi Of Fender Instruments On What Matters In The Legal Department

  A lot has changed in the general counsel role in the past few decades. In today’s day and age, in-house lawyers have to learn how to establish human connection with the people they’re dealing with. Unfortunately, there is a serious lack of training in people skills in both law school and even in legal… Continue reading Human Connection And Business Acumen: Aarash Darroodi Of Fender Instruments On What Matters In The Legal Department