Career Path to Deputy General Counsel in a Challenging Year: Navigating Your Legal Career in 2023



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As an attorney, understanding strategies Deputy General Counsel (DGC) are leaning on to succeed in the face of budget and resourcing challenges will help you spot important opportunities to grow your own career.

Join this webcast and learn how to navigate your legal career in response to what DGCs are experiencing due to economic uncertainty and ongoing volatility in 2023. You will hear from a top-notch panel that will highlight key insights on what specific challenges and opportunities DGCs are facing this year. You will gain insight into:

  • The minds of DGCs and their priorities for 2023
  • Why DGCs are fundamental to the ongoing management of increasing and emerging new risks in the legal department
  • Why DGCs are rethinking how they source, utilize, and develop their legal teams
  • How DGCs utilize flexible talent providers and what this means for the future of your career


Featured Speaker:

Mark Lehtman | Moderator

Mark joined the Axiom talent team in February 2021. Prior to Axiom, he worked in corporate and technical recruiting and earned a Master’s degree in Social/Personality Psychology from Oakland University in 2019. He lives outside a small town in Southwest Michigan with his wife Lacey, baby boy Shae, and two dogs Waffle and Dumpling. Outside of Axiom, Mark likes to attend concerts, hike, and travel.

Susan Jacobson

Susan is a Senior Client Advisor at Axiom and joined the company in March of 2021. She began her career working at law firms for about five years, then decided to go in-house within the Healthcare and Life Sciences industry. Susan spent over 20 years working within the in-house space as Deputy Senior Counsel at Cardinal Health, where she specialized in distribution of pharmaceutical products, and manufacture and distribution of medical products. Susan also worked at a smaller in-house company called Paylocity, where she focused her General Counsel experience on budgeting within the company. Currently, Susan supports Axiom’s Healthcare and Life Sciences department and our SMB team.

Hillery Nye

Hillery Nye is a privacy, tech transactions, corporate and IP attorney with over 25 years of experience representing a range of corporate clients, from large publicly traded entities (Microsoft, Amazon, Intel, Paramount Pictures Digital, T-Mobile), emerging, privately held companies (Zipwhip, BlueBox, Glympse, Hiya) to most recently, Meta, as an Axiomite. She began her career in private practice at Preston Gates and Ellis (now known as K&L Gates), formed her own boutique digital media law firm (MediaTech), went in-house to serve as interim or initial General Counsel and then went on to join Axiom last year. In each of these capacities, Hillery learned valuable lessons about managing limited legal resources, meeting the changing needs of legal departments, and providing practical guidance and advice in times of legal and economic uncertainty.

Ryan Wilkins

Ryan is a litigation and employment attorney with 15 years’ experience equally split between BigLaw and in-house practice. He found Axiom unexpectedly and has been pleasantly surprised with it ever since. Ryan used to be very good at fantasy sports, then had kids.

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