Want to be a General Counsel? International Experience “is a Huge Differentiator”

LSU Law Students, read this post published by Inside Counsel: “For many attorneys, the role of chief legal officer is the culmination of their professional career goals. During the recent Women, Influence and Power in Law Conference in Washington, D.C, several executive search professionals provided tips and advice on navigating the road to the GC position.”

“The panel also discussed the importance of international experience. According to Russell Reynolds research, of the Fortune 300, 15 percent of general counsel had prior international experience.

“Increasingly, we hear that companies want international experience,” Cynthia Dow, executive director of Russell Reynolds Associates, told the audience. “That is a huge differentiator.”

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