The GC Redefined Global Research Study

In the Face of Complexity and Change, the Time to Lead Is Now

For today’s general counsel, advising and influencing a business in the midst of organizational, technological, and geopolitical change is the new normal. It is those GCs who embrace complexity and find strategic ways to drive the business forward who will emerge as successful leaders in this brave new world.

“Your IQ gets you there, but your EQ [emotional IQ] keeps you there.”
–Rupert Hopley

Morrison & Foerster and Global Leaders in Law have collaborated to develop a global study, including insights from GCs and other senior legal in-house leaders around the globe, to reveal how the GC role is evolving and the biggest challenges that they and their in-house legal departments face.

Read our report to learn why GCs:

  • Believe it is fundamental to have a seat at the C-Suite table, and why some question whether the GC of the future needs to be a lawyer
  • Intend to collaborate more closely with their IT departments and may soon plan to replace headcounts with software to better manage business needs
  • Will continue to manage the tension between protecting the brand and mitigating risk while being a commercial enabler who creates value for the company
  • Will build increasingly diverse teams—both technically and demographically—while being a role model and arbiter of corporate culture

Download our report for in-depth insights into the factors that are reshaping the dynamic GC role, and join the conversation at #GCRedefined.

Should You Invest More in Your {Tech IQ}?

General counsel are driving their businesses forward with new investments in technology and digital education. Learn why.


Thriving In Constant Change

Uber (EMEA) ACG Matthew Wilson explains the importance of “having internal conversations to make sure the short-term decisions you make don’t harm your long-term decisions.” Learn more.


The Importance of Being a Culture and Talent Cultivator

Agile, commercial business partner, and forward-thinking are words former GC at Ratesetter, Angela Yotov, uses to describe the general counsel of the future. Read why.


The Business Case for Curiosity

Want to drive better business outcomes? Be curious and ask why, suggests GoCardless general counsel Ahmed Badr.


General Counsels’ Role in Maintaining Cybersecurity: Three Critical Steps

Cybersecurity no longer falls solely within technologists’ domain. GCs are responsible for aspects of that all-important area, too. Find out how.


Great Expectations: What CEOs Want in a GC

CEOs want GCs who can help them see around corners. Learn why.


The Leadership Imperative

Learn why “soft skills” are becoming increasingly valuable to the GC role.


(In-House) Superstars Wanted for a Disruptive Era

Read why GCs must make recruiting a priority to win the talent war.


The GC’s New Priority Hire: Legal Ops Pros
The GC’s New Priority Hire: Legal Ops Pros

Learn why legal operations professionals are becoming a top priority hire in today’s corporate legal departments.


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