You’ve heard it before: Being an effective GC is as much about knowing the business as it is about knowing the law.

But what does that mean in the day-to-day life of in-house leaders? And how can a lawyer who’s spent years in private practice master that aspect of the GC’s role?

In this Legal Speak podcast, Episode 3 of our GC Speak series, Law.com reporter Caroline Spiezio asks veteran GCs about how they mastered the business side of their roles and what advice they’d give lawyers who are transitioning from law firms.

Featured in this episode are the former GCs of Apple (Dan Cooperman); Starbucks (Paula Boggs); Boehringer Ingelheim (Marla Persky); Baxter Health (Paul Williams); Intel (Doug Melamed); AIG (Stasia Kelly); and Allstate (Michele Coleman Mayes).

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