By David Felicissimo April 2017 marked the 15-year anniversary of
my law school graduation. I went through several stages before
I realized my legal ambitions, ranging from public service to a
coveted spot at a national firm. However, in 2008, I made the
jump to general counsel for a technology company. Today, I’m
still a GC with the same company, as well as a shareholder.
Given my time with the company, familiarity with our “product,”
and background, I am often called upon for business-related
decisions. Having found a seat at the table, I have realized that
despite a lawyer’s training, it is not quite as common as some
would think for general counsel to move into a business role.
A SEAT AT THE HEAD
OF THE TABLE:
L AW YER