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July's Feature Article

July's Feature Article
A Seat at the Table: From Lawyer to CEO?
April 2017 marked the 15-year anniversary of my law school graduation. I went through several stages before I realized my legal ambitions, ranging from public service to a coveted spot at a national rm. However, in 2008, I made the jump to general counsel for a technology company. Today, I’m still a GC with the same company, as well as a shareholder. Given my time with the company, familiarity with our “product,” and background, I am often called upon for business-related decisions. Having found a seat at the table, I have realized that despite a lawyer’s training, it is not quite as common as some would think for general counsel to move into a business role.