July continued the monthslong trend of more top lawyers ascending to higher nonlegal C-suite positions and some holding these positions in conjunction with their legal work.

Global consulting firm Accenture promoted its former general counsel to CEO as did carbonated liquid maker Sodastream. Cosmetic giant Estée Lauder gave its general counsel the newly created vice chairman role. Over the past few months, more general counsel and chief legal officers have become CEOs on an interim or permanent basis at companies.

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