March 16, 2022
Stacy Clark Marketing’s very own Stacy West Clark recently had an eye-opening lunch with an area associate general counsel of a large U.S. company—a business that has over 1 million customers. This specific in-house counsel hires and oversees the majority of firms that conduct litigation on the company’s behalf.
March 9, 2022
Humor helps build trust with personal relationships and can help influence attitudes at work. In fact Harvard Business Review recently published an article, Sarcasm, Self-Deprecation, and Inside Jokes: A User’s Guide to Humor at Work which weighs in on when and how to use humor.
March 2, 2022
As numerous young lawyers will come to understand, one great part of being a lawyer—and the key to becoming a successful one—is securing favorable results for your clients. These favorable outcomes often come in the form of settlements. Because of that reason, negotiating is a skill that any attorney will need to develop so they can enjoy what they do and be successful at doing it.
February 22, 2022
When 3D printer company Glowforge hired Megan Lutes as general counsel last summer, she was not expecting to take on additional roles outside the legal department. However, a few months into her new position, the Seattle-based startup’s chief human resources officer left and, all of a sudden, the chief executive officer was asking Lutes if she wanted to serve as chief GC and HR.
February 16, 2022
Recently, the number of Big Law partners landing at virtual law firms has been increasing, a sign that these firms continue to resonate as an appealing move for lawyers.
February 2, 2022
Recently, Deny-Jean Silny earned the role of Head of Legal M&A within Bayer AG’s (Bayer) in their legal department. Silny is no stranger when it comes to complex deal-making at the German pharmaceutical and life sciences giant. He first joined Bayer’s legal department in July 2016 and has since helped the company navigate its deal-making both big AND SMALL.
January 25, 2022
Lawyers that work for law firms who are interested in taking the in-house plunge often wonder about work-life balance, corporate culture and, of course, the pay. However, these lawyers should also be aware of what longtime Big Law lawyer-turned-general counsel Deborah Solmor refers to as the “Doomsday Clock factor.”
January 20, 2022
The number of firms that are willing to hire associates who are fully remote on a case-by-case basis is increasing upward. But none has yet followed Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan with a company-wide “work from anywhere” policy, suggesting that most law firms and associates are content with hybrid arrangements once the “new normal” eventually comes.
January 11, 2022
While law schools have long provided a means for their school’s alumni to get together and network, Brooklyn Law School took it one step further.