Posted on December 10, 2018
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.
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.
Updated on December 6, 2018
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.
Updated on December 5, 2018
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.
Updated on December 5, 2018
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.
Posted on November 28, 2018
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.
Updated on November 28, 2018
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.
Updated on November 26, 2018
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.
Posted on October 23, 2018
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.