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General Counsel Across the Globe Are Knocking on the C-Suite Door, Study Finds

Corporate Counsel

30 Apr 2019
Reprinted with permission.

Corporate Counsel recently covered MoFo’s global research study exploring the changing role of GCs and their impact as business leaders. The study, part of the firm’s “THE GC {RE}DEFINED” thought leadership campaign, was featured in the article “General Counsel Across the Globe Are Knocking on the C-Suite Door, Study Finds.”

The global study of 200 senior corporate counsel was done in partnership with ALM’s Global Leaders in Law and explores how the role of the GC is evolving in the midst of significant change, and points to how GCs need to pivot if they want a seat at the C-Suite table. Litigation Department Co-Chair Brad Wine was quoted in the Corporate Counsel article.

“The study highlights a gap in perception between securing those types of opportunities and roles and what GCs need to be doing to focus on their professional development,” Wine said. “A lot of GCs retreat back to the more traditional legal skill set, as opposed to looking at the other interpersonal and emotional intelligence types of skills required for C-suite leaders.”

See results from the full study.



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