Marc Gilman and Cheree Johnson had to rely on outside counsel and their peer groups to learn about different legal fields when they took up the general counsel role. Areas such as employment, securities and corporate governance did not come naturally to them.
Sheppard Mullin partner Jonathan Meyer will be the nominee for DHS general counsel, and Paul Hastings partner Robert Silvers was picked for under secretary for strategy, policy and plans.
Leaders of nearly two-thirds of the Am Law 100, plus 19 current and former general counsel, have signed a statement denouncing laws that make it more difficult to vote and "disenfranchise underrepresented groups."
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