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Our programs, events and benchmarking have a singular focus:  your in-house legal and compliance needs and priorities.  We tap into our vast global network of in-house leaders for input in our benchmarking .  Global Counsel Leaders Circle members select the topics they want to cover in our roundtable events.  We help you build on the lessons learned by other corporate legal functions.  It’s all about practical tips and approaches that improve how you lead, manage, gain efficiency and demonstrate performance to key stakeholders.  

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<span id="mind">What’s on your mind?</span> Our members choose the topics that they want to know more about. Suggest a topic for a conference, webinar, benchmarking or other event or activity.  
From ideas to action
Change is happening so fast in the legal world, with a myriad of possible focal points. It’s essential for your in-house team to narrow and clarify your objectives, and then organize for implementation. Which ideas does your team want to act on?

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We bring together leaders of the world’s best-in-class legal
and compliance functions


Some of our Global Counsel Leaders participants over the last 2.5 years

Director of Legal Europe, 3M
General Counsel, A2A
Group General Counsel, AB Inbev
General Counsel - Global Legal, Abbott Labs
Group General Counsel & CCO, Accenture
Group General Counsel, Acteon
Senior Counsel EMEA, ADM International
SVP, Deputy General Counsel, Aetna
Chief Labor & Employment Counsel, AIG
Chief Compliance Officer, Airbus
Compliance Director, AkzoNobel
Assoc General Counsel EMEIA, Allegion
General Counsel, Amec Foster Wheeler
Group General Counsel, Arcelor Mittal
Chief Legal Officer & Corp Sec, Ardagh
Corp Sec, Head of Corp Affairs, Generali
Group Deputy General Counsel, Atos
Associate GC AMEA & EU, Avaya
CLO & General Counsel, Avnet
Associate General Counsel, AXA US
Head of Legal, Middle East, Barclays Capital
Director, Corp Legal/ Comp, Blanc & Fischer
General Counsel, Bolloré Logistics
Group General Counsel, Bosch
Global Deputy General Counsel, BCG
General Counsel, Bridgestone - CFNA
Grp General Counsel & Co Sec, British Telecom
SVP, Chief Counsel, CA
Sr Counsel, Regulatory, Europe, Cigna
Senior Corporate Counsel, Cisco Systems

CCO & Corporate Secretary, CNH Industrial
General Counsel, Coca-Cola Europe
Managing Director, Sr Counsel, Credit Agricole CIB
General Counsel, Dubai Group
Group General Counsel, Dubai World
General Counsel & Sec, DXC Technology
EVP, Group GC & Co Sec, Emirates NBD
Group General Counsel, Eni
Group General Counsel, Ferguson
General Counsel, GE Avio
Exec Counsel Litigation, GE Capital
Gen Counsel Europe, VP EU Affairs, GE
VP Legal & Compliance EMEA, Goodyear Dunlop
Group General Counsel, Gucci
Associate GC, Europe, Hanesbrands
GC and Chief Admin Officer, Hermès Intl
GC and Chief Admin Officer, Hertz
GC, Hilton Hotels Worldwide
President of Legal & GC, Hinduja Group
Deputy General Counsel, HSBC
CyberSecurity Intel Officer, IBM
General Counsel, ING NY
SVP, GC & CCO, Co Sec, Ingredion
General Counsel, Intesa Sanpaolo
General Counsel, Italgas
General Counsel, Investment Corp of Dubai
General Counsel, Kotak Mahindra Bank
General Counsel, KPMG UK
SVP, Deputy General Counsel, Lafarge Holcim
Chief Legal Officer, Louis Dreyfus Commodities
General Counsel, Marriott International

Compliance Head, EMEA & APAC, NetApp
General Counsel EMEA, Oracle
Director, Legal & Intl Affairs, Panasonic EU
Sr Director, Financial Regulation, PayPal
Chief Legal Officer, Pirelli
General Counsel EMEA, PPG
Group Legal & Corp Affairs Head, Prada
CLO & Co Sec, QBE North America
General Counsel & Co Sec, Rentokil-Initial
Group General Counsel, Safran
SVP, General Counsel & Co Sec, Sears Holdings
General Counsel, Siemens France
Group General Counsel, Snam
CCO & Co Sec, STMicroelectronics
Regional Legal Counsel, ME, Suez
General Counsel EMEA, Swiss Re
General Counsel, Tenneco
Regional General Counsel, Teva Pharma
General Counsel, Litigation, Thales
Senior Legal Counsel, Total
Group General Counsel, UniCredit Group
General Counsel, EMEA, Unisys
Group General Counsel, Volvo Fin Services
General Counsel, Walgreens
Assoc General Counsel,Walmart Stores
EVP, Group GC & CCO, Marsh&McLennan
Group General Counsel, MBDA
Asst General Counsel, Microsoft
Chief Counsel, Global Svcs, Mondelez International
Exec Director, Legal & Compliance, Morgan Stanley

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The high caliber of members from multiple companies—and their open exchange-- makes the Global Counsel Leaders Circle unique. Members rank the Leaders Circle at the top among external activities to help them lead and manage better. A small invitation-only group, the Circle’s members are legal and compliance leaders in global organizations across many industries, based in 14 countries on 3 continents. Our members tell us they value both the practical approaches and important insights from peers they come to know well.
Global Counsel Leaders Circle programs are driven by members’ interests. In addition to roundtable events and in-person meetings, member benefits include benchmarking, hot-topic polls, white papers, a help hotline, and the opportunity to share achievements with a broader audience of peers and influencers. Scroll down to learn if you qualify for membership.


Who leads Global Counsel Leaders?


Global Counsel Leaders is founded by E. Leigh Dance, who has worked with corporate legal and compliance functions for more than 20 years to help them perform better, smarter.  Leigh (pronounced Lee) currently focuses on projects to help in-house legal chiefs lead and sustain change and demonstrate performance. She co-founded Counsel to Counsel, a forum on best practices in corporate legal services, with LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell.  For ten years Leigh organized and moderated Counsel to Counsel roundtables, in more than 25 countries worldwide.

She is founder and executive director of Global Counsel Leaders Circle. Leigh is known in legal and business circles as a skilled strategist, thought leader, project manager, global communicator and moderator.  Since 1995, she has lived and worked from bases in New York, Rome and Brussels.  She speaks English, French and Italian.  Since 2015, Leigh has been the Global In-house columnist for ALM’s Corporate Counsel.  Click here for full profile.


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Are you in-house counsel in a top legal role of a division, subsidiary, or geographic region for a corporation or organization? If so, join our invitation-only forum of more than 200 members. Build your knowledge base, learn valuable tactics, and discover what’s ahead. Current members are part of organizations with revenues from $2 to $25 billion and are Group GCs, GCs of global subsidiaries, Chief Compliance Officers, regional GCs and more.

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Members meet at least two of these criteria:

  • Your responsibility involves a business or sector with US$2 billion+ revenues
  • Your organization is active in 6+ countries
  • You lead a legal team of 10+lawyers