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The role of a Chief Legal Officer or senior in-house counsel has evolved from a pure legal advisor to that of a strategic partner. Legal officers today must be technically proficient and commercially astute, as CEOs, corporate boards and senior business leaders seek their input on a broader array of issues and rely on them to help navigate the ever-changing compliance, governance and regulatory landscape. Similarly, Chief Compliance Officers and compliance executives play an increasingly critical role in many corporations and firms. These roles require individuals with executive presence, management experience and an ability to anticipate risks and apprise senior executives of potential pitfalls facing their businesses.
Odgers Berndtson has a strong track record of assessing and recruiting senior legal and compliance talent who can succeed in these more comprehensive roles. We recruit across the full spectrum of industries for public and private companies, operating subsidiaries, government and not-for-profit entities. Our global team, comprised mostly of qualified attorneys, has an extensive network of leading in-house counsel, compliance officers and private practice lawyers, enabling us to identify and attract the best talent for our clients.
Our Legal & Compliance Practice also has extensive experience recruiting partners and counsel to law firms, as well as executive management talent, including Directors of Administration, Human Resources, Marketing, Finance and Professional Development.