July 2013 General Counsel Report

During the first half of 2013, Fortune 1000 general counsel faced a variety of imposing tasks. From managing an uptick in M&A activity to IP protection and monetization to anticipating and preparing for the continued evolution of labor and employment law in Obama’s second term, there was certainly no shortage of work to go around. The legal landscape continues to change in new and complex ways, and today’s General Counsel must not only stay informed but navigate their organizations through a churning sea of risk while supporting financial growth.

This survey, presented in partnership with Applied Discovery, Inc., was developed in connection with an invitation-only event hosted by Consero Group in San Diego, CA in May 2013 for a group of Fortune 1000 General Counsel who gathered to learn and share best practices. While the survey was limited to 52 participants, the answers provide some useful benchmarking data, as well as insight into the perspective and concerns of this group of senior inhouse lawyers.

Survey Structure And Methodology

Consero’s 2013 General Counsel Data Survey comprised a total of
8 questions in the following areas:

  • Cyber Security
  • Social Media
  • Outside Counsel
  • Succession Planning

The questions were posed to all Fortune 1000 General Counsel in
attendance at Consero’s invitation-only May 2013 General Counsel Forum. A total of 52 responses were provided, which appear with some analysis on the pages that follow.

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