GCs At Cool Companies: Elisa Garcia At Macy’s

 In our new series, “GCs At Cool Companies Talk About Work (with apologies to Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee) we speak with the world’s leading general counsel to discover the essence of the modern top legal leader, and their impact on core business challenges.  

Elisa Garcia

This month we talk to Elisa Garcia, GC at Macy’s. The GC at the Fortune 500 company has more than 25 years of experience advising corporate leaders at Office Depot, Domino’s Pizza, Philip Morris International, and GAF Corp. She has been named by Fortune as among the top 50 Powerful Latinas in America. Garcia was a contributor to our recently launched 2019 General Counsel Landscape. Read More

8 Stats You Need To Know About The Male Female General Counsel Divide

In a major new report, Landscape of a General Counsel (GC), from LawGeex and the Association of Corporate Counsel, we uncovered a fascinating picture of the role of the General Counsel across the United States. The findings are based on analysis including 34,0000 US General Counsel on professional social network, LinkedIn, alongside comprehensive surveys, and job data. Read More

New Infographic: The Complete General Counsel Gender Breakdown

In a major new report, Landscape of a General Counsel (GC), from LawGeex and the Association of Corporate Counsel,  we see the most comprehensive picture of the General Counsel role across the United States. The findings are based on analysis of 34,0000 US General Counsel on professional social network, LinkedIn, alongside job listings and compensation surveys. In this infographic, we explore one of the key themes of the study,  the breakdown of the General Counsel in the US by gender, and the implications for this crucial role. Read More

LegalTech hits $1 billion investment as lawyers embrace automation

Investment into legal technology platforms has hit a record $1 billion in 2018 as investors rush headlong to transform the last bastion of manual processes — the work of lawyers. Read More

10 Amazing new facts about the General Counsel

LawGeex has just launched The 2019 General Counsel Landscape. In association with the Association of Corporate Counsel, this unprecedented 30-page analysis is the first-ever in-depth audit of the General Counsel position in the United States.

Based on an analysis of more than 34,000 GC profiles on LinkedIn here are 10 amazing new facts about this central business role. Read More

New report reveals comprehensive picture of modern General Counsel

There are nearly 113,000 General Counsel in the United States, paid an average of $408,000 each year, with those in the role placing more value in their management skills, rather than legal prowess, a major new study reveals. Read More

Meet The Unexpected New Boss of The C-Suite

Not so long ago, the role of General Counsel could be easily dismissed. “If you are looking back 30 years ago, a General Counsel and the in-house legal department was not robust, it was essentially a narrow and reactive role,” says Julie Brush a top legal recruiter who has placed hundreds of general counsel in the United States. “It was what you cannot-do type of role, and very siloed. GCs were not part of bigger business discussions,” she says.

However, fast-forward to today’s boardrooms and that has all changed. Today’s GCs are no longer a business backstop. In place of the traditional perception of the legal department as overly conservative or “non-business-minded”, general counsel in the United States have become central actors in corporations, shaping industries and playing a central part in the entire US economy.
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LawGeex picks up major awards in 2018

LawGeex has picked up a number of awards as we continue our mission to free up lawyers’ time to work faster and more strategically. Read More

20 top lawyers were beaten by legal AI. Here are their surprising responses

In a landmark study, 20 top US corporate lawyers with decades of experience in corporate law and contract review were pitted against an AI. Their task was to spot issues in five Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), which are a contractual basis for most business deals. Read More

Blockchain, CryptoKitties, and Why NDAs Still May Not Protect Your Ideas

Lauri Donahue, Director of Legal Content at LawGeex

As we blogged about back in the day,

Many people make others sign non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) before they reveal their business ideas to them. They assume that an NDA will prevent the other party from using or revealing their ideas. Read More