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The Lawyer Whisperer Compensation Series
State of the Legal Market 2023 – The Lawyer Whisperer
The Current State of the Legal Market – August 2022
2022 In House Legal Compensation Trends (+ A Few Numbers)
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
All Resumes Should Be One Page…Right?
Shannon Nash – Chief Accounting Officer, Reputation.com
Q&A – Kimberly Lytikainen, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Secretary, Five9
Has Covid-19 Impacted In House Compensation for Lawyers?
Q&A – Seth Weissman, Chief Legal Officer, Marqeta
Q&A – Barbara Rogan, SVP and General Counsel, NeoPhotonics
“Alternative” Law Firms On The Rise! Q&A: Tim Bowers, Managing Partner – VLP Law Group
How To Successfully Negotiate The Offer You Want.
Q&A – Carolyn Herzog, EVP, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, ARM
Q&A – Jeff True, EVP & General Counsel, Palo Alto Networks
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
A lawyer I barely know asked me to recommend him for a legal position at my company – and I’m feeling a bit uncomfortable about it. What’s the proper etiquette for this type of situation?
Navigating Stress & Anxiety Through Challenging Times
How To Be A Leader At Any Level and Any Age During A Crisis
I’m an associate at a top ranked law firm and a few partners are leaving to start their own firm. I’ve been invited to join, but I’m worried that the lack of brand recognition will hurt my career. Will it?
I recently achieved my goal of being a General Counsel. Is having a career strategy still important?
How to tell when a “Final Offer” is really final.
I’m the GC of a large public company subsidiary and want to make a move. For which roles am I most marketable? Would accepting a non-GC role hurt my career? If not, what titles are ok?
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?
Is it ok to wear perfume or cologne for a job interview?
What Clients Want.
I am a first year associate at a big law firm and I am miserable. Is it too soon to leave?
How detailed should my LinkedIn profile be?
Worst Case Scenario.
I am an in house lawyer with no direct reports. How do I address this deficiency when interviewing for a job that requires management experience?
My management team is dysfunctional and the culture is terrible. How honest should I be about this in an interview? What should I say when asked my reasons for leaving?
What is the biggest mistake lawyers make in their approach to networking?
How…and When To Raise The Issue of Compensation in a Job Interview Process
I have accepted a written offer, but my current employer has come back again and offered me more enticing money. Would it be bad if I reneged on my acceptance and stayed?
I’m a lawyer, but want to move into Business Development. Will this hurt my legal career if I ever wanted to go back to practicing law?
I’ve been in my job for 2 1/2 years and my friends tell me I need to move now or employers will think my experience is stale. Is this true?
I’m interviewing for a job and want to telecommute 1-2 days a week, but I don’t want give the impression that I don’t want to work hard or it’s all I care about. Should I raise the issue immediately or wait?
Is there a predictable hiring cycle for the in-house market? If so, what is it?
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