The Corporate Counsel Show: How to lead large law departments
Kate Jones has worked in-house for three blue-chip companies, including most recently as the general counsel for Samsung. Here, she discusses what she’s learned and what she sees as being essential to success as a leader of such big teams.
On this episode of The Corporate Counsel Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by the outgoing general counsel and company secretary of Samsung Electronics Australia, Kate Jones, to reflect on her career to date and what she has found to be most rewarding, the importance of comradery and collegiality, and how the age of COVID-19 reinforced the need for soft skills.
The pair also discuss the pressures involved with leading the law department of public-facing companies, which soft skills will be fundamental moving forward, the challenges surrounding talent retention, the inherent duties of leaders of large law departments (especially with regards to wellness), and what she sees as being the most important priorities for those leaders in successfully managing their big teams.
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