July 2015 Consero General Counsel Report

The modern General Counsel is more involved in overall business operations than ever before. GCs are kept busy with navigating both global laws and regulations, managing compliance and ethics matters, and communicating legal risks across business units, among other top priorities. Fortunately, with a strong team and the right focus, General Counsel will continue to strengthen the legal position within their organizations and have a positive impact on business strategy and operations.

Survey Structure And Methodology

Consero’s General Counsel Data Survey was developed in connection with Consero’s invitation-only June 2015 General Counsel Forum for General Counsel from Fortune 1000 companies. While the survey was limited to 49 participants, the responses provided valuable insight into the challenges and opportunities facing this group of senior legal executives. The survey includes the following:

  • Analysis of resources available to legal departments.
  • Detailing of top priorities for General Counsel.
  • Discussion of the legal officers’ relationships with outside counsel.

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