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State of the Legal Market 2023 – The Lawyer Whisperer
Q&A – Jane Wright-Mitchell, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer – Vaxcyte, Inc.
Q&A with Irene Liu, SVP & General Counsel – Checkr
Q&A With Robert White: Executive Director, California Minority Counsel Program
Eric Bahn, Co-Founder & General Partner – The Hustle Fund
Q&A – Melissa Frugé, Chief Legal Officer – FinancialForce
Shannon Nash – Chief Accounting Officer, Reputation.com
Q&A – Kimberly Lytikainen, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Secretary, Five9
Q&A – Barbara Rogan, SVP and General Counsel, NeoPhotonics
Q&A – Carolyn Herzog, EVP, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, ARM
Q&A – Scott Giesler: SVP, General Counsel and Secretary, eHealth
Q&A – Phuong Phillips: Chief Legal Officer, Zynga
Q&A – Erich Andersen: Global General Counsel, TikTok
Q&A – Cheree McAlpine: Chief Legal Officer, Lumileds
Q&A – Lora Blum: Chief Legal Officer, SurveyMonkey
Understanding and Healing from Burnout
Navigating Stress & Anxiety Through Challenging Times
How To Be A Leader At Any Level and Any Age During A Crisis
I recently achieved my goal of being a General Counsel. Is having a career strategy still important?
I’m a senior manager, but now considering a more junior role to balance my home life. Is that possible? How does a lawyer take a “step down” without appearing tainted?
I am a first year associate at a big law firm and I am miserable. Is it too soon to leave?
Worst Case Scenario.
As the only lawyer in a mid-stage start up, how can I protect myself in the event the execs hire a more seasoned GC over me? Can I negotiate to leave with a fully vested stock package?
What Is Business Acumen and How Do I Develop It?
The Most Under-Appreciated, Under-Valued, Under-Recognized, Under-Rewarded Character Trait……Ever. And It’s the Character Trait of Winners.
I don’t want to provide my boss as a reference for a job interview because we don’t get along. So what should I do?
The Right Way To Achieve Your New Year’s Career Resolutions.
Actions Speak Louder Than Words.
A colleague asked me for feedback on his “personal presentation” for interviews. He doesn’t present well so I’m not sure how honest to be. What should I do? Ugh.
Unemployed and Panicked. What Should You Do?
Is it better to earn a JD/LL.M at the same time or pursue an LL.M after practicing law for a few years?
I’ve been an in house lawyer my entire career. Am I at a disadvantage in the job market without law firm experience? If so, how do I address this issue?
I’m serving as interim GC, but my CEO just hired a permanent GC to replace me. How do I preserve my job security once the new GC takes over?
How To Handle An Email War.
What is the proper attire for a job interview?
“What Are Your Compensation Expectations?”: How To Answer This Question The Right Way.
I have 2 offers. Which one should I take?
Words To Live By For A Successful Career.
I’ve been in a new job that I like for 5 months and was called by a recruiter for a once in a lifetime opportunity. Would it be bad to leave my current position so soon?
What can I do to be happier in my first year as a law firm associate?
The Danger of Being Too Aggressive in Today’s Job Market.
How to score an in house job without in house experience.
I am a commercial litigation associate and want to transition to IP litigation. Do I need a technical degree to make the switch?
I just got fired from my job. How bad is this for my career? What do I do next?
How to write a great thank you note.
My GC is leaving and the execs are going to conduct a search for her replacement. I want the job, but the best they can offer me is Interim GC, which infuriates me. Should I take it or quit?
Is it ok to wear perfume or cologne to a job interview?
How To Crush Your Phone Interview.
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