Top Tips for Effective GC Succession Planning and Training

Succession planning is part of good corporate governance, and many companies expect their GCs to develop a succession plan for their role. However, the process can be complicated and require some sensitive navigation. To assist GCs in creating effective succession plans, BarkerGilmore recently hosted an expert panel moderated by Audrey Rubin, senior advisor at BarkerGilmore, which featured Jack Zemp, vice president, chief legal officer (Americas) and secretary of Allianz Partners; and Paulette Dodson, former GC and corporate secretary of Alight Solutions. The panelists discussed their respective approaches to succession planning, the benefits of succession planning and best practices around implementation. This article summarizes the key takeaways from the program. For additional insights offered by BarkerGilmore, see “Majority of In‑House Counsel Satisfied With Compensation, but Gender Gap Remains, Survey Finds” (Sep. 15, 2020); and “Survey Benchmarks Compliance Personnel Compensation by Company Type, Revenue, Gender, Education and Industry” (Dec. 17, 2019).

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