At AIG, a global insurance company operating in 80 countries, Fato leverages her experience in legal, compliance, and regulatory matters to manage these global departments and uses her legal mindset to help guide the board and C-suite in making ethical decisions for the company.
The November 2020 ACC Docket cover story highlights the best ways that general counsel can lead and bolster their company’s ESG programs, from focusing on the environmental practices to social justice movements. Below are more insights from other ACC Docket authors to encourage in-house counsel to prioritize ESG initiatives and get more support from investors.
ACC has seen a lot of changes in the past year. To adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, not only did we have our first virtual-only Annual Meeting, but we also transitioned from printing the ACC Docket to publishing content exclusively online, as most ACC members’ offices have been closed since the outbreak began.
One business that has found a way through the COVID-19 challenges is Whirlpool, which had a strong second quarter despite the economic turmoil. That success is due in part to Whirlpool’s global legal department and Deputy General Counsel Aaron Spira, who used his business acumen to help adapt Whirlpool’s distribution operations and strategy to the unprecedented global crisis.
Sparked by the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, protests for racial equality continue globally. Many companies have taken a stand, publicly denouncing police brutality and reassessing their policies to root out racial bias in their organizations. But how are the employees responding?
ACC collaborated with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to cover these strategies in the hour-long webcast “A New Understanding of Workplace Diversity and Inclusion.” This article includes some of the webcast’s key takeaways that in-house counsel can use in their organizations to improve diversity and inclusion (D&I) programs.
In honor of Mental Health Awareness month, we’ve compiled the top eight pieces of advice in-house counsel can use to manage their mental health during and after the pandemic. Keep in mind that these tips are not meant to replace therapy, but they can help make the obstacles you may be facing more surmountable.
A messy office area can be a distraction and an obstacle to your job. Maintaining an organized desk is vital to completing your work tasks, prioritizing your day, and keeping a clear mind. Follow this checklist for a cleaner and more organized workspace.
Jieun Lee relied on her network of connections to secure her current position as general counsel. It’s only fitting because she now works for a company that also uses connections to reach its goals. Roof Funding, a leading South Korean fintech company, operates peer-to-peer (P2P) networks that allow its users to decrease borrowing costs by crowdfunding loans.
For a company to be ethical, it must first have a culture of integrity. But how should in-house counsel define integrity and their company's culture? Vice President of Ethics and Compliance of VF Corporation Kellye Gordon has an answer. It is embodied in the program that she developed for the corporation.
For a legal-minded numbers guy like Alasdair Moodie, Thermo Fisher Scientific’s vice president and general counsel of Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), he knew that the chances of receiving the honour were slim. But for the multiple colleagues and peers who nominated him, it wasn’t a surprise when he did.
Legal counsel, director of corporate and legal services, and de facto snowmobile tester. Martin Langelier has collected a wide range of titles at BRP, the Canadian recreational vehicle company that invented the Ski-Doo, the first snowmobile. These experiences drove him to his current role as senior vice president, general counsel and public affairs officer.
Whether on the battlefield or in the courtroom, serving is important to Noah Webster. As BlackBerry general counsel of Mobility Solutions or standing up for his troops during his days as a US Army lieutenant, he prioritizes his team’s needs before his own.
At ACC, we have found that women achieve more when working together. To that end, we compiled quotes from some of the outstanding women we profiled over the past year. From getting out of your comfort zone to securing a seat at the table, here’s career advice that will help you advance in your profession.
Big data is a top-of-mind priority for in-house counsel. In fact, the ACC Chief Legal Officers 2018 Survey found that data breaches and the protection of corporate data keeps 70 percent of respondents up at night.
Bjarne Tellmann recently discussed his book at “Legal Teams Built to Win,” an event hosted by Outside GC LLC and Patent GC LLC at the George Town Club in Washington, DC. ACC Docket attended the swanky and informative event, and here’s what we learned.
By nature, lawyers avoid risk. Tech gurus in Silicon Valley, however, thrive on it. As the general counsel of Avira, a German cybersecurity and antivirus software company, Claus Kaufmann had to learn how to delicately balance preventing risk while simultaneously embracing it.