From the drumbeat of reports on the eye-popping paychecks of the in-house upper echelon to Q&As with chief lawyers for major corporations and the myriad stories about how to run a legal department, most corporate counsel coverage is aimed squarely at general counsel or those who aspire to have their jobs. 

“We’re always talking about the people who want to do more and get ahead,” says John Gilmore, co-founder and managing partner of legal recruiting firm BarkerGilmore near Rochester, New York.