Guilherme Poggiali Almeida of Usiminas discusses his role as general counsel, how he hires private practice lawyers and developments in the Brazilian legal market. "The best way for law firms to stand out is to consider each client as a unique one, dedicating at least one or more senior partners to regularly oversee the company’s requests and getting closer to the company by being more available and getting to know its businesses and projects."
In an interview with Who's Who Legal, Constance Crosby tells us about her new role as legal director, Canada and vice president of Cisco Canada. "As a generalist, I enlist the help of experienced external counsel for those areas of compliance sensitivity such as competition or lobbying. We also rely on external counsel for contract negotiations as an overflow capability."
Who’s Who Legal spoke to Jason Gordon, president of FNF Title International, about his views on the real estate industry and adapting to market changes. Trained as a lawyer and with experience in litigation, underwriting and compliance, Gordon took on the role of president in 2008, shifting his focus to the business needs of the department.
Who’s Who Legal spoke to Sarah Herbert, head of legal and regulatory at Commercial Radio Australia concerning her role within the industry body and legislative changes within Australia. Herbert has now been working at CRA for five years; previously she practised at Covington & Burling in the London and Washington, DC, offices.
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