Your legal team has potential that is waiting to be unlocked—but how? With the right insight into your people, your culture and your processes, you can take advantage of opportunities that will create efficiencies and maximize the potential within your legal team.

In this webinar series, Major, Lindsey & Africa’s Transform Advisory Services team explores some of the key areas for improvement that will lead to better productivity, more effective team members and leaders, and overall positive change.


GCs: Making the Business Case for Investment and Headcount

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 l 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET

How can general counsel secure investments needed to address new requirements and maintain their teams? As the current health and economic crisis continues to reshape business norms, now, more than ever, is the time for in-house leaders to build a defensible business case for the legal department’s operating model, including additional headcounts.

Duc Trang and Deborah Ben-Canaan discuss how general counsel can:

  • Get on the front foot: why numbers and data matter
  • Best articulate the legal team’s cost, quality and value
  • Create a data-based business case with actionable insight to support investment requests

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Trust: The Essential Element

Thursday, September 24, 2020 l 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

How do you build and maintain a culture of trust with your team, whether face to face or remote, especially during a crisis? Miriam Frank and Barrett Avigdor will lead a virtual roundtable discussion on this foundational requirement for successful teams with:

  • Brandon Smith, Sr. Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Tenneco
  • Natalie Lamarque, Senior Vice President and General Counsel at New York Life
  • Francisco Hernandez, Former General Counsel of Mexichem

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The Digital Transformation Imperative

Thursday, October 15, 2020 l 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

With COVID-19 impacting the way teams work together, every law department is now examining what their operating model will look like going forward. Continued digital transformation is imperative as legal department leaders learn to do more with less and to adapt to remote work as part of the new normal. In this session, Mark Yacano and Christine Kennedy will explore must-have types of technology as well as change management and stakeholder adoption strategies necessary for a successful digital transformation. Speakers include:

  • Laurie Ehrlich, Associate General Counsel and Head of Legal Operations, Cognizant
  • Brad Rogers, Chief Operations Officer and Chief of Staff, TIAA
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Put Me in Coach

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 l 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

Organizations make a significant investment when selecting, hiring and onboarding a new legal department leader. The cost of an unsuccessful law department leader can be very high—and potentially impact team morale and retention of top performers. Miriam Frank and Barrett Avigdor, certified executive coaches, explore the benefits of executive coaching for new leaders, veteran leaders and those aspiring to leadership. Speakers include:

  • Megan Belcher, SVP and General Counsel, The Scoular Company
  • Allison W. Buchner, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP and former General Counsel of Dollar Shave Club

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