Our friends at InsideCounsel are offering a special discount code for readers of Evers eNews and this blog. The sessions this year are better than ever. Here are the details:
The 16th Annual Superconference — www.inhouseinnovates.com/superconference – presented by InsideCounsel, is right around the corner. No longer just providing legal counsel, in-house attorneys have become strategic business partners within their companies. They not only need to be influential in the boardroom, but must demonstrate the ability to make strategic decisions on both commercial and legal analysis. At the can’t miss event, you will:
- Earn up to 14.5 CLE Credits (including 2.5 Ethics Credits) PLUS if applying in Illinois credit will received by the June 30th deadline!
- Gain Expertise in the most pressing topics facing General Counsel today through our innovative tracks such as Business Partner Strategies, Regulatory Concerns, Law Department Management, Current Legal Hot Topics, Ethics & Compliance, Law & Technology!
- Be eligible to attend the invitation only complimentary Global Lawyer Forum on May 9, 2016 and help your company build a thriving international presence. (In-House Counsel only). NOW CLE ELIGIBLE!
- Learn tools and techniques from our leading industry expert speakers such as Julie Brill, former Commissioner, Federal Trade Commissioner, Co-Director Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice, Hogan Lovells, Colleen Batcheler, Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, ConAgra Foods, Rebecca “Riv” Goldman, VP, Commercial Law, Rockwell Automation, Jason Parkman, Chief Executive Officer, Mitratech, Mark Smolik, Chief Legal & Compliance Officer, DHL Supply Chain plus many more who will provide best practices you must know to reach the next level of your career.
- Network with top legal industry professionals.
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Friends of our firm are likely familiar with the annual Inside Counsel “Superconference.” American Lawyer Media has acquired the conference rights and is growing it to four regional conferences re-titled, “In-house Innovates.” I am pleased to bridge this transition and return as a moderator. On May 10, I will moderate the panel, “GC & CFO: Managing Corporate Risk as Partners.” Details to come. I encourage you to visit the conference site and consider attending: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/156979/agenda/
With leadership from Cate Flahardy Communications, we ran our first Career Satisfaction Survey over the past few months. My thanks to Cate, who also edits our eNews and handles our Counsel Q&A. Many thanks also to Anthony Paonita, my editor at InsideCounsel. Anthony kindly published links from my career advice column at InsideCounsel to the survey, which enhanced participation.
And a big thank you to the 223 readers of eNews and Inside Counsel who completed the survey. The response was robust with a nice broad range of experience levels.
In a preliminary question, we asked how long each respondent has been with his or her current employer. Options were: 0 to 2 years; 2 to 5 years; 6 to 10 years; or more than 10 years. There were more responses of 2 to 5 years than any other option, and a whopping 55% of respondents are less than six years with their current company. There is increasingly high turnover and this should be troubling to general counsel. It means companies are losing people just as they are hitting their stride. More
Our well regarded corporate client in the northern suburbs (bio-pharma) seeks an experienced FDA Regulatory attorney for on-site Adjunct Counsel work via Evers Legal. Three days per week (but could be four or five depending on candidate preference and work load), plus travel approximately once per month to Boston. 4+ month assignment (predict it could extend much longer). We will pay well. Call Mike Evers at 312-225-1144 for details, resume to email@example.com. Thank you.
I am pleased to have my colleague Meredith Haydon back and working with us again on a regular basis. As some of you may know, Meredith lost her husband Chris to cancer earlier this year and she took some time off. So this photo from a holiday party on Dec. 3 takes on special meaning for me. It also reflects our different styles. As Meredith would say, I’m the “schmoozer” with the big grin. And I’m always trying to get her to chill out more! Since 1999, our complementary strengths have served our clients well, and we look forward to more of the same in 2016. More
To our friends in the HR community: We are pleased to Sponsor the STAR Chicago holiday party this Thursday, Dec. 3 at the Union League Club. Please look for us on-site. If you want to attend and don’t have a ticket yet, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For event details, see: http://www.starchicago.org/
Congratulations to Ronke Ekwensi, who started earlier this Fall as the Vice President, Information Policy and Management for Baxalta. In this cross functional role, Ronke will help manage mission critical data on a global basis within the highly regulated pharmaceutical industry. She arrives uniquely qualified for the position, including: a Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law, an MBA in Global Management, VP-level information governance experience with Pfizer, and subject matter expertise as a consultant in Information Governance and Data Integration with Duff & Phelps. Evers Legal appreciates the opportunity to handle the search leading to Ronke’s placement.
Please take 2-minutes to complete our first annual Career Satisfaction Survey. It’s not all about $$$. We hope you find the questions engaging, and we look forward to sharing results in an upcoming issue of Evers eNews. Participation is anonymous. Thank you. Click: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3YBLWYQ
Our thanks to our colleague Cate Flahardy and her team at Cate Flahardy Communications for their leadership on this survey!
Thank you to Meredith Ritchie and her fellow Board members for including me in yesterday’s Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law event. The largely law firm oriented audience seized on client access and origination credit as a key driver towards improved inclusion and advancement for women at major firms.
Of course, I always find the in-house attorneys at any legal conference. The photo here is with Cynthia Abbott, the stellar Chief Litigation Counsel for Motorola Mobility. More
If you have had a good experience with our search firm and believe your law department might benefit from using us in the future, I have a request. Regardless if your company is currently hiring, please introduce me to your key internal contact in human resources.
It is increasingly rare for a general counsel to independently engage a search consultant to fill an important opening in his or her department. On the front end of a new opening, HR often leads on the discussion of whether to even use a search firm. And when the company does authorize the use of a search firm, it is very helpful if a vendor relationship already exists with a firm that you and HR both feel good about using. More