In-House Counsel Profiles

Maureen Mulholland of Monro Mufflers.

In-House Counsel Profile: Monro Muffler Brake Inc.'s Maureen Mulholland

By Richard Acello |

"We are constantly in hiring mode and always looking for talent."

Craig Glidden

GM Reaches Beyond Inner Circles for New GC

For decades General Motors Co. has chosen insiders to lead its legal department. But the automaker has hired auto industry outsider Craig Glidden to replace beleaguered general counsel Michael Millikin.

Janice Block, executive vice president, chief legal, compliance and administrative officer of Kaplan, Inc.

In-House Counsel Profile: Kaplan Inc.'s Janice Levy Block

By Lisa Holton |

"Any time you have the opportunity to work with and get to know your regulators, it's good for all of us."

Jonathan Drucker, general counsel of Godiva Chocolatier, Inc.

In-House Counsel Profile: Godiva Chocolatier Inc.'s Jon Drucker

By June D. Bell |

Drucker serves on the 14-member global leadership team, examines potential franchise opportunities and reviews marketing agreements, endorsements and public relations contracts. Oh, and he helps out at Godiva stores on Valentine's Day — the busiest day of the year.

Richard X. Fischer, EVP and general counsel of Clover Technologies Group.

In-House Counsel Profile: Clover Technologies Group LLC's Richard Fischer

By Lisa Holton |

General counsel Richard Fischer runs his department on what he calls the "working foreman" model.

Robert Chesnut, SVP and general counsel of Chegg Inc.

In-House Counsel Profile: Chegg Inc.'s Rob Chesnut

By June D. Bell |

Rob Chesnut, who joined Chegg in 2010, was the company's first in-house lawyer.

David Buckman, executive vice president and general counsel of AlliedBarton Security Services

In-House Profile: AlliedBarton Security Services LLC's David Buckman

By Richard Acello |

"I take the laptop home, and my iPhone is always with me."

Scott Ellington, chief legal officer and general counsel of Highland Capital Management.

In-House Counsel Profile: Highland Capital Management L.P.'s Scott Ellington

By Richard Acello |

"There is always a project that is either current or prospective that I'm working on, so there's homework on Christmas morning, there's homework on Saturday nights."

Raymond Manista, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.

In-House Counsel Profile: Northwestern Mutual's Raymond Manista

By Lisa Holton |

"We've invested heavily over the years in building an experienced in-house legal team, capable of handling the bulk of the legal work for the enterprise," says Manista.

Joanne Moffic-Silver, executive vice president, general counsel & corporate secretary of CBOE.

In-House Counsel Profile: CBOE Holdings Inc.'s Joanne Moffic-Silver

By Lisa Holton |

"I met with the GC at the CBOE, who wasn't looking for someone. Later that day, he called me and said, 'We can find a place for you.' "

Elenor Lacey, general counsel of SurveyMonkey.

In-House Profile: SurveyMonkey Inc.'s Eleanor Lacey

By June Bell |

"I think a lot about what are the right metrics for a small legal department. What is the work where we're adding value? How do we stop doing the things that don't add value?"

Justin Kleinman, managing director and general counsel at The Emmes Asset Management Co.

In-House Counsel Profile: Emmes Asset Management Co.'s Justin Kleinman

By Rich Acello |

Emmes invests in real estate primarily in the office, retail, hospitality and multi­family housing sectors. The company holds about 60 properties in 19 states; its total assets under management are about $2 billion.

Eugene Munin, general counsel of City Colleges of Chicago.

In-House Counsel Profile: City Colleges of Chicago's Eugene Munin

By Lisa Holton |

He went into the law because "I loved learning about our system of government and the Constitution."

Lauren Tashma, SVP, general counsel and secretary of Graphic Packaging International Inc.

In-House Counsel Profile: Graphic Packaging Holding Co.'s Lauren Tashma

By Richard Acello |

"Our department may be small, but what we lack in size we make up for in stamina and a passion for getting the job done right."

Sharon Barner, vice president & general counsel of Cummins Inc.

In-House Counsel Profile: Cummins Inc.'s Sharon Barner

By Lisa Holton |

"I work with great lawyers who are all rowing in the same direction."

Angela Preston, vice president of compliance and general counsel at EmployeeScreenIQ.

In-House Counsel Profile: EmployeeScreenIQ Corp.'s Angela Preston

By Richard Acello |

"One of the fun aspects of the job is that it's a new position in the company, so I've been able to define the role and the company's legal needs."