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What It Means to Advance Your In-house Career: A Discussion With Deborah Ben-Canaan of Major, Lindsey & Africa

Posted in Career

Guest blogger: Ilona Korzha is counsel at Sprint Corporation. She is also co-chair of the ACC Career Development Committee. She can be reached at ilona.korzha@sprint.com or ilonakorzha@yahoo.com. The materials contained herein represent the opinions of the author and should not be construed to be the views or opinions of Sprint Corporation. Is your New Year’s… Continue Reading

In-house Job Things to Think About

Posted in Career

Guest bloggers: Kathryn Hartrick is vice president and general counsel at Robertson Lowstuter. Ted Banks is partner at Scharf Banks Marmor LLC and former chief counsel, global compliance at Kraft Foods. You have just received a job offer for a great in-house position. You are an experienced law firm lawyer and you may be figuring… Continue Reading

Taking the Time to Build a Cathedral

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Guest Blogger: Megan Belcher is vice president and chief counsel, employment and compliance, legal and government affairs at ConAgra Foods. Two years ago, during a time when I was undertaking an examination of who I was as both a lawyer and a leader of a team, I attended two gatherings of female lawyers that set… Continue Reading

Basic Networking Skills Landed Me a Once-in-a Lifetime Job

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My first job out of law school was a judicial clerkship for a life tenure federal judge. Clerking is one of the most rewarding, intellectually-challenging experiences in a lawyer’s career. Although I possessed the right credentials, so did other top graduates at the other Top-15 law schools around the country. It almost didn’t happen for… Continue Reading

The Many Paths to In-house Practice

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Guest Blogger: Tiffani Alexander is managing editor of the ACC Docket, the award-winning journal of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). She earned her BA in Journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park, and has a MA in Arts, Entertainment & Media Management from Columbia College Chicago. Tiffani can be contacted at Alexander@acc.com. On… Continue Reading

Learning the Business: My First Year In-house

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Guest Blogger: Rachel Okolski currently serves as assistant general counsel and manager of legal resources at the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) in Washington, DC. Her responsibilities include providing legal counsel to the organization, as well as managing the development of ACC’s legal resources and educational programs on topics related to compliance & ethics, corporate… Continue Reading

Are You a Mr. or Ms. Fix-it?

Posted in ACC Annual Meeting

(July/August 2012) My dad can fix anything. He is the kind of guy who likes to know how things work. He spent 26 years in the US Army. One of his areas of expertise was helicopter maintenance. I am sure the pilots who served with my dad were glad that he not only knew how… Continue Reading

The Fastest Way to Get Promoted

Posted in ACC Docket, Career

Guest Blogger: Bill Mordan is senior vice president and general counsel for Reckett Benckiser Group plc. It won’t be your awesome intellect. Your inspiring presentations are not enough. Even your striking good looks won’t push you over the top. If you want to get promoted fast, there is only one method for certain success: Save… Continue Reading

Changing the “Welcome to the Club” Mentality

Posted in ACC Docket

(July/August — 2011) As we publish our annual career issue, the authors and ACC Docket staff offer a variety of excellent articles for you. But I often wonder about the next generation of in-house counsel. How will they get here and will they be prepared? The career path of a lawyer is not the easiest… Continue Reading

My Day at the White House

Posted in Miscellaneous

Yesterday, I attended a legal affairs briefing at the White House for a small group of associations in the legal field. Several senior White House and Department of Justice officials discussed the administration priorities for law related issues. It was exciting to be at the White House. No matter how many times I visit or… Continue Reading

Proudest Day In My Professional Life

Posted in Career

It was not the day I was first admitted to practice, or the day I won my first jury trial, or the day I argued at the United States Supreme Court. It was this morning. I was coming home from a dinner meeting at the Cleveland Committee on World Affairs. I was driving our small… Continue Reading

A Job Versus A Calling

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My wife and I have two sons, both appear be driven by a calling. The youngest graduated from college and headed off to Italy (we are dual citizens) to start his life, while becoming fluent in a second language, experiencing another culture by living it, and developing his skill and love for food. The oldest… Continue Reading