“Understanding what they expect, understanding the relationship you’ll have with the rest of the Executive, is critical… Ask at interview.”
Emma Jelley kicks off the box set by talking with Chris Fox (Chief Legal Officer at Kambi) and Xavier Langlois (former General Counsel at HighQ). The team discuss the pre-due diligence any prospective General Counsel should be doing on their new employer and senior colleagues. Why do they want a GC? How do they look at legal? What will the legal function be for?
“At one of the first Exec meetings I joined, they realised that I didn’t just have an opinion on legal risk… It was a learning curve for them to realise that the lawyer has an opinion on how to grow the company. And that a lawyer is not ‘just a lawyer.'”