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Litigators & Startups: The Business Case for Hiring Litigation Attorneys to Lead

Eve Wachtell, COO & General Counsel of Altitude Learning, accurately points out a basic reality about in-house legal hiring: “Litigators make fabulous GCs, but most startups are looking for corporate or IP backgrounds” Why is this?

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Embracing Change in Times of Transformation

2020 has been a year of transformational change. As General Counsels navigate through even more changes on the horizon - politically, economically, and culturally - they must learn how to be great at change. We were fortunate to sit down with Ileana Falticeni, General Counsel of GoodData to get her thoughts on the importance of not only managing change, but at times being a catalyst for change.

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Understanding the Global Financial System

Chris Sands of TechGC speaks with Brian Brooks on the history of the global financial system, the 2008 financial crisis, blockchain's role, legal considerations, the stability of our system, and much more.

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Catalyzing Change In House: Diversity, Inclusion, & Corporate Integrity

In house counsel have an opportunity to enact real change when it comes to diversity, inclusion, and ethics. This virtual panel, hosted by Ashish Walia of Law Trades, examines the General Counsel playbooks of Diankha Linear (Convoy), Nithya Das (Olo), and Jill Simeone (Etsy).

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The Balancing Act: Working and Parenting/Caregiving during COVID

COVID-19 and the shift to remote work has obliterated any remaining lines between work and non-working time, however that distinction has never been more important for our health and wellbeing. We need to realize that our strongest advocates for our needs are ourselves. No one else knows your situation exactly or what you need to be productive and successful.

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The Industry Agnostic GC: How to be a Leader in Emerging Industries

With emerging industries comes complex laws and regulations for GC's to manage. We sat down with Ulysses Hui, General Counsel of Japan Display Group, a publicly traded company with an over $40B market cap, to discuss what it takes to be the industry agnostic GC.

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What was Learned From the TechGC Ethics, Corporate Integrity and Diversity Bootcamp

Once, companies were reluctant to get involved in controversial ideas or causes, preferring to focus on profit and shareholder delight. Today, however, as the world faces great upheaval, companies no longer have the luxury of sitting on the sidelines.

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FinTech and Evolving to a Later-stage GC

Many GC's struggle with the evolving demands of their role as their company grows. We sat down with Faraz Rana, General Counsel of Bread to understand his journey from early-stage to late-stage and to get his outlook on the FinTech industry.

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Growth Debt and Structured Equity Primer

Debt facilities account for upward of 30 – 50% of growth companies’ fundraising; debt financings have become ubiquitous. So it is crucial for the TechGC community to understand the debt market and have a coherent strategy in place for debt financings.

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Best Practices for Transitioning In House

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The Three Principles of Great Lawyering

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Responding to COVID-19

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The Transition from Law-Firm to In-House

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Becoming a Public Company GC

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Building a High-Performing Legal Team

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Life After Going Public w/ Samantha Harnett

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Going Through an IPO

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Pitching in as Head of HR

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The Role of Consumer GC

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The In House Learning Curves

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Becoming a High Performing People Manager

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Proactive Legal Leadership

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Transitioning to GC

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Navigating FinTech

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Responding to COVID-19

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