The Department of Yes! How to Cultivate a Business Mindset for In-House Lawyers

Event Description

Heather Stevenson is Deputy General Counsel to Boston Globe Media Partners. Her practice spans a broad range of media law and general commercial issues, including advising the newsroom on public records and intellectual property matters, as well as providing legal guidance to the company on contracts, employment matters, and compliance issues, among other topics. Heather started her legal career as a litigation associate at Sullivan & Cromwell and previously founded a juice bar with locations in the Boston area. She is a graduate of Columbia Law School and Columbia College and received her LLM from the University of Amsterdam.

Title:
The Department of Yes

Time:
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 12:00 PM

Timezone:
America/New_York

Heather Stevenson is Deputy General Counsel to Boston Globe Media Partners. Her practice spans a broad range of media law and general commercial issues, including advising the newsroom on public records and intellectual property matters, as well as providing legal guidance to the company on contracts, employment matters, and compliance issues, among other topics. Heather started her legal career as a litigation associate at Sullivan & Cromwell and previously founded a juice bar with locations in the Boston area. She is a graduate of Columbia Law School and Columbia College and received her LLM from the University of Amsterdam.

Title:
The Department of Yes

Time:
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 12:00 PM

Timezone:
America/New_York

The Department of Yes! How to Cultivate a Business Mindset for In-House Lawyers

Event Description

Everyone knows that lawyers need to understand and be able to apply the law.  But more and more, particularly for in-house lawyers, applying the law to the facts is not enough.  To be highly effective contributors, in-house lawyers need to be key business contributors, giving legal advice that helps mitigate risk while maximizing the opportunities for the business they’re supporting to meet its business goals.   And to do that well, they need to cultivate a business mindset.

 

A business mindset means approaching legal tasks from the perspective a true business partner, rather than someone present only for the purpose of giving legal advice.  It also means knowing enough about business generally and the business you’re in to be able to give advice that takes the full context into account.  It is the opposite of being “the Department of No.”

 

Join us for the next installment of our IHC Advantage Series, as Heather Stevenson, Deputy General Counsel at Boston Globe Media Partners, will teach us how to cultivate a business mindset. Heather will discuss:

 

– What it really means to have a business mindset and the knowledge you need to gain in order to apply the mindset;

– Examples of what it looks like to have a business mindset in practice, including in contract negotiation, product counseling, and litigation;

– Why having a business mindset is important and what you risk by not developing one; and

– Specific steps you can take to develop a business mindset.

 

After the presentation, all attendees are invited to participate in virtual networking via breakout rooms with Heather.

 

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 via Live Zoom Video Conference

  • 12:00 pm -1:30 pm ET: Presentation followed by Audience Q&A
  • 1:30 pm -2:00 pm ET: Virtual Networking via Breakout Rooms
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