In the Face of Complexity, Change, or Crisis, 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. The GCs who embrace complexity and find strategic ways to drive the business forward will emerge as successful leaders in this brave new world.

“Gone are the days when if you were a fantastic lawyer with the requisite experience in fields like M&A, commercial, managing P&L, you would become a GC.”

—Christopher Hurst, Carlyle Kingswood Global.

Morrison & Foerster took a deep dive into the worlds of 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 posts to learn why GCs:

  • Should ideally maintain their closest company relationships with non-executive directors, not the CEO
  • Might not need a law degree in the future
  • Might 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

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

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