Today’s General Counsel is responsible for overseeing a variety of issues, from intellectual property to labor and employment, compliance and ethics, and much more. More recently, large corporations have relied increasingly upon General Counsel to help manage supplier risk, mergers and acquisitions, and cybersecurity and data privacy issues. Given the myriad complex challenges facing modern companies, General Counsel must leverage the expertise of in-house and outside counsel in more sophisticated ways than ever before to support their organizations effectively.
The Winter General Counsel Report was developed in partnership with Fisher Phillips in connection with Consero’s November 2016 General Counsel Forums in the U.S. and London. The report reflects responses of 51 General Counsel from mid- to large-sized companies, providing key insight into the 2017 priorities and challenges of this group of senior legal executives.