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Our thanks to our colleague Cate Flahardy and her team at Cate Flahardy Communications for their leadership on this survey!
Congratulations to my friend, and former client, Jeff Carr. Jeff is launching a new service offering, and I’ll talk about that in a moment. Jeff practiced the elusive art of prevention for 21 years as the General Counsel of FMC Technologies. He might balk at my use of the word art, since Jeff is best known for his innovative use of technology in a law department context, and as an early champion of alternative fee arrangements. But as I wrote about here when Jeff “retired” last year, I believe Jeff’s judgment and leadership skills were essential for any of that innovation to take hold. And in my opinion those same people skills will be Jeff’s true calling card as he moves into a service provider role.
Jeff is creating a “prevention practice” at law firm Valorem Law Group under the moniker “ValoremNext.” I suspect Jeff’s advice and counsel will be uniquely valuable to new GCs, or laterally placed GCs who seek a partner on a change management undertaking. I’ll find out more on Jeff’s upcoming road show. He has created a complimentary one hour program for in-house attorneys, to be held in Houston (Oct 28), Chicago (Nov. 12), and Silicon Valley (Nov. 17). For more information or to register, email Jeff: Jeffrey.firstname.lastname@example.org
Inside Counsel recently came out with it’s third annual list of DGC/AGC level attorneys who are ready to assume General Counsel positions. R3-100 stands for, essentially, the 100 top women in-house counsel who are Ready for GC roles within the next three years (“R3″). It was an honor to offer suggestions for IC to consider. For the complete list: R3-100, 2015
A quick fyi, as we will be at our hometown Chicago event again this year: The Inside Counsel “Superconference” runs May 11 through 13. Look for us there, or email in advance to schedule a time to meet during the conference. To register, visit www.icsuperconference.com
We are pleased to thank and congratulate Susan Hallsby on winning a long-term assignment with the law department of Hub Group, the Oak Brook based transportation industry leader.
Susan is an in-house veteran with a wide range of commercial experience, including contracts, transactions and litigation management. Her previous employment includes Dow Chemical, and Assistant General Counsel with OSI Industries.
Call us at 312-225-1144 to talk about how we can bring the right resource (on our payroll or direct hire) to your company.
Hmm… I think I come across a bit grouchy. We do, after all, work with a lot of in-house counsel who are displaced post-merger and I do feel the pain from folks who do not land softly and quickly. But there really is a huge glass half full element here: Companies truly like candidates in this situation, because the reason for seeking new employment is very “clean” and completely unrelated to performance or perceived dissatisfaction.
Anyway, it’s always fun to be quoted in Crain’s and, most importantly, I do think this is an important topic worthy of discussion.
Congratulations to Aaron Goodman! Aaron recently won a long-term insourcing engagement with our client Re:Sources USA. Aaron’s background includes five years with Kirkland & Ellis and two years of in-house counsel experience with Orbitz.
If your law department might benefit from a non-headcount insourcing solution, please give us a call for details.
Congratulations to Amy Sohl, who starts as Senior Counsel with IRi Worldwide on September 15th. Amy had been at IRi on assignment via our insourcing platform for six months, and we are very happy to report this win-win outcome. Amy’s background includes a JD from the University of Chicago, teeth cutting with Vedder Price, and several years in-house with BP. Not too shabby, right?
I thank our VP of Recruiting, Meredith Haydon, for recommending Amy to IRi.
If you are a member of the ACC chapter in Kentucky, I look forward to meeting you on Sept. 26 at Churchill Downs. I will be on the 11:30 panel titled, “Me 2.0: The Importance of a Digital Profile for Career Development.”
Since this is your “Day at the Races” event, I also hope to show off the handicapping skills I learned from my uncle growing up near The Meadowlands in New Jersey. Who says we cannot mix business with pleasure?
Thank you to E.M. Lysonge, Vice President of Legal Affairs with Churchill Downs Incorporated, for the speaking invitation. I look forward to it. Mike
Congratulations to Robyn Martin, who recently joined Potbelly. A 2000 law school graduate from Michigan, Robyn’s experience profile includes successful tenures with Winston & Strawn and DeVry. We thank Robyn for her long-term Evers Legal secondment with our client Tenneco, where she handled a wide variety of commercial contract and transactional matters.