(March 5, 2012, Weil News)
International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP today announced the publication of Indispensable Counsel: The Chief Legal Officer in the New Reality
written by E. Norman Veasey and Christine T. Di Guglielmo. Based on the authors’ experience, research, and interviews with more than thirty general counsel (GC), the book explores some of the major challenges and roles that pervade the daily lives of corporate GC of US public companies. Nearly 70% of the GCs interviewed work for Fortune 500 companies and 100% offer real-world practical guidance, captured in the pages of the book.
Recent corporate scandals have increased scrutiny on corporations and corporate culture, especially on ethics and integrity at the highest levels of the corporation. This enhanced attention increases the already substantial tensions facing the general counsel, who must navigate the demands and interests of regulators, courts, and the various corporate stakeholders–such as boards of directors, officers, stockholders, and employees–while serving the best interests of the corporate client. Indispensable Counsel
examines the responsibilities and challenges facing general counsel as they navigate the modern business landscape.
Thomas L. Sager, Senior Vice President & General Counsel of the DuPont Company, said the book is a “must read for anyone who wants to understand the responsibilities of corporate counsel in this increasingly dynamic and competitive global marketplace.” According to Louise Parent, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the American Express Company, the book “fills a significant void for today’s general counsel and those who want to understand corporate legal practice today.”
Judge Veasey is a senior partner at Weil and the former Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court. He stepped down from the bench in 2004 after serving a 12-year term.
Ms. Di Guglielmo is an associate at Weil. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School (summa cum laude
), where she served as executive editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review
. Ms. Di Guglielmo was a judicial law clerk for Judge Veasey during the 2003-2004 term.
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