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

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

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 

Leadership Development In The Legal Department With Jeannine Taylor, Deputy General Counsel Of Keck Medicine Of USC

  Jeannine Taylor of Keck Medicine of USC shares her journey into a senior leadership position at a top 20 academic medical center in this episode of The Legal Department podcast. While leading the legal team at a $3 billion health system, Jeannine also serves as president of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles,… Continue reading Leadership Development In The Legal Department With Jeannine Taylor, Deputy General Counsel Of Keck Medicine Of USC

Run The Board: Governance Essentials For The Legal Department With Lisa Hatton Harrington

  It is quite the leap to go from in-house counsel to the board of directors. The transferable skills are definitely there, but there are governance essentials you have to practically learn on the job. We talk about this fascinating topic with today’s guest. Lisa Hatton Harrington has been Corporate Secretary and Chief Legal Officer… Continue reading Run The Board: Governance Essentials For The Legal Department With Lisa Hatton Harrington

Finding Identity Outside The Legal Department: Executive Coach Carol Fabrizio On Finding The Life You Want

  It’s too easy in our profession to be a little too stuck in our identity as lawyers. But once we get outside the four walls of the legal department, who are we, really? Who are you going to be if you suddenly woke up tomorrow and you’re no longer a lawyer? In this episode… Continue reading Finding Identity Outside The Legal Department: Executive Coach Carol Fabrizio On Finding The Life You Want

Crumbs, Silver Bullets & Google Docs: How To Protect The Attorney-Client Privilege In The Legal Department With Diana Feinstein Of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

As digital communications become more advanced and complicated, protecting confidential information and documents also becomes a more complex process to accomplish. In this in-house fundamentals episode, litigation partner Diana Feinstein of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher breaks down what you need to know to protect the attorney-client privilege in your in-house Legal Department. She shares concrete… Continue reading Crumbs, Silver Bullets & Google Docs: How To Protect The Attorney-Client Privilege In The Legal Department With Diana Feinstein Of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

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