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Winter/Spring 2019

Online Overreach

Winter/Spring 2019



In an increasingly digitised world where data is as valuable as it is prolific, balancing the rights of the individual with corporate interests is a nebulous task for businesses of all sizes. But what about when the entity seeking that data is the government?

 

 


Samantha Von Hoene, Chief Legal Officer, Enjoy Technology, Inc

Winter/Spring 2019



Having joined Enjoy straight from law school as it’s sole legal counsel, Von Hoene set about building both a team and her own skillset. Now CLO, she reflects on that unusual journey.

 

 


No More Firsts

Winter/Spring 2019



GC sat down with Beth Nolan – the first female to be appointed White House counsel. Serving during President Bill Clinton’s administration, Nolan would go on to become general counsel of George Washington University, a position she currently holds. She reflects on her personal journey through the law and her rise to the pinnacle of the profession.

 

 


GC Powerlist: United States 2019

Winter/Spring 2019



In March 2019, The Legal 500 will launch the GC Powerlist: United States 2019. The Powerlist pulled nominations from GCs and private practice counterparts alike to shine a light on the hard work and talent within the in-house community, writes The Legal 500 publishing director, David Burgess.

 

 


Catching Opportunity

Winter/Spring 2019



For many, the lead in-house legal role at The Pokémon Company International is a dream come true. For chief legal officer Don McGowan, it has meant the cementing of his reputation as a gaming and entertainment law expert and the opportunity to serve as a Hollywood producer.

 

 


Life on the Cutting Edge

Winter/Spring 2019


Winston & Strawn

GC magazine partnered with Winston &emp; Strawn to host a roundtable discussion with general counsel at the frontiers of technological innovation in the heart of Silicon Valley. From AI to regulation, their insights paint a picture of uncertainty – but equally one of cautious optimism about the future of business.

 

 


Peter Seka, General Counsel, Corporate, Mars, Incorporated

Winter/Spring 2019



With the benefit of 15 years’ experience in-house, Peter Seka shares the importance of understanding the business relevance of legal work and using it to demonstrate the department’s value.

 

 


International Arbitration Centre

Winter/Spring 2019



February 2019 saw the opening of London’s newest arbitration centre or ADR venue – the International Arbitration Centre. GC catches up with CEO Owen Lawrence, who left his role as senior practice manager at a leading barristers’ chambers to head this bold new venture.

 

 


Corporations With Benefits

Winter/Spring 2019



GC takes a look at the growing US phenomenon of enshrining public benefit goals into for-profit corporate charters.

 

 


Trusted Advisor: Women in Leadership

Winter/Spring 2019


Finnegan

Demand for boosting the representation of women in leadership has become a common refrain in both business and the business of law. GC met with female leaders at IP powerhouse Finnegan, along with a selection of clients, to reflect on leadership in the legal profession – and how to prosper at the top echelons of legal life.

 

 


Sign Here

Winter/Spring 2019



GC examines the boom of cloud-based tech start-ups going public through the eyes of DocuSign chief legal, privacy and compliance officer Reggie Davis, who has overseen the high-profile IPOs of two major tech companies.

 

 


Horizons: Global trends in employment law, Edition 2: Corporate campaigns – the new collective action?

Winter/Spring 2019


Eversheds Sutherland

In the second edition of ‘Horizons’, Eversheds Sutherland partners, Marc Meryon and Thomas Player, review the increasing reputational threat to corporates posed by well-organised protests and sophisticated campaigns.

 

 


The Medium is the Message

Winter/Spring 2019



As television audiences continue to fall, new media is showing unprecedented adoption and market penetration. GC speaks to some of the key figures behind this transformation to learn if traditional media is facing a new Gutenberg moment.

 

 


Scott Weber, General Counsel, Lumina Networks

Winter/Spring 2019



After 10 years at Juniper Networks, Scott Weber took a chance – joining his old boss at Silicon Valley start-up Lumina Networks. Tasked with assembling the legal function for a company on the precipice of major funding, Weber talks the challenges of moving from an established entity to a new entrant.

 

 


Life in Law

Winter/Spring 2019



For a general counsel position at any major company, a continued commitment to law is generally requisite. But chance took Ironclad GC Chris Young from basketball to a key role in Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, in preparation for GC stints at two venture-backed tech upstarts.

 

 


Talking to TED

Winter/Spring 2019



Nishat Ruiter, general counsel of TED Conferences, shares her unique and intuitive take on compliance training.

 

 


Made in (The) America(s)

Winter/Spring 2019


Akerman

In the first partnership between GC magazine and Akerman, at the US-Latin America Legal Summit 2019, we spoke to leading industry counsel to distil both the challenges and opportunities of being a US-domiciled counsel responsible for Latin America.

 

 


Fitting In-House Counsel Together

Winter/Spring 2019



MOSAIC is an initiative pairing in-house counsel with more experienced lawyers for mentorship and career guidance. In December of 2018, MOSAIC joined The Legal 500 to launch a partnership initiative, and renew the call for better mentorship in the legal profession.

 

 


Time is The most valuable asset

Winter/Spring 2019



The Legal 500’s publishing director, David Burgess, considers the value of taking time out to listen and engage with colleagues in the legal industry.

 

 

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