Mike pens a monthly career advice column in Corporate Counsel magazine.
Check out his most recent columns in Corporate Counsel (law.com) discussing how to play offense with your legal career and finding the best talent for your legal department during “hiring season.”
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Leading food supplier Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) recently announced its intention to offer early retirement packages and make some modest adjustments to its workforce by June 30. I think it is unlikely that ADM’s legal department will shrink, and I have no inside information on whether any existing in-house attorneys are taking early retirement.
I just took my search firm’s first order within the cannabis industry, a general counsel role for a leading grower of legal marijuana. Interest in the role is high (OK, the puns are easy!), but I’ve already rejected one of my favorite candidates.
As Dan Clark reported for Corporate Counsel, legal recruiters are engaged to fill a broad range of in-house roles. I’m going to expand on that here, and offer my thoughts on the best practices your law department should consider this hiring season.