Public speaking, whether it’s in front of a small meeting or a large audience, can be intimidating. To be a great public speaker, you need to engage with an audience, command their attention, and leave them with a lasting message.
As I have discussed in numerous posts, I love startups. They are vibrant places, full of learning and growth opportunities. Startups challenge everyone involved — including those in the legal department.
Because in-house counsel are trusted advisors, key decision-makers, and know their CEOs and chairpersons best, they are particularly positioned to advocate for board diversity in their companies. But once you have a seat at the table, what do you say? These 14 compelling arguments can be used to convince your company to pursue board diversity.
As an in-house lawyer, it can be easy to get into a reputational rut at work. After working at one company for a while, you become known merely as “so-and-so, from legal.” But there are great career benefits to building a reputation in your own right at work.
To say Rachel Barnett knows contracts would be an understatement. As general counsel of Travelzoo, a global internet media company that publishes travel deals, Barnett combines her practical business sense and legal knowledge to manage all aspects of the company’s domestic and international legal affairs.
Most professionals go through a long and arduous process to achieve their first public board positions. But Caroline Tsay, independent director of Rosetta Stone, Inc. and Morningstar, Inc., and CEO of Compute Software, Inc., joined her first public board at just 34, after an exciting, whirlwind interview experience.
Microsoft Assistant General Counsel Dennis Garcia has many roles — including an active Twitter user. Even though Twitter is an established social media platform, many lawyers still don’t have a strong Twitter presence.
The practice of law is changing rapidly. Lawyers are going in-house faster, in-house legal departments are impacting the business more than ever, and lawyers are constantly adapting to shifts in the way companies conduct business. Here are the five trends we believe are going to disrupt the practice of law, and what we can do to embrace them.