In GCs in the House, host Lina Guo, managing director with MLA’s In-House Counsel Recruiting team, chats with a different general counsel or chief legal officer to learn about how they got to the top legal seat, explore the obstacles that they had to overcome along the way, and hear how they are tackling new challenges.
A Conversation with Scott Willoughby
Growing up, Scott Willoughby, GC at Sangamo Therapeutics, knew he wanted to be a lawyer. After undergrad, he took a year to work in a law department before committing to a legal career. In this episode of GCs in the House, Scott talks to Lina Guo about the legal career moves that he made and how his experience working in different industries equipped him with the skills needed to become a General Counsel.
A Conversation with Tom Lynch
Tom Lynch, GC of BillionToOne, grew up entrenched in the life sciences industry, so it was only natural that his legal career would gravitate toward specializing in the industry. In this episode of GCs in the House, Tom discusses with Lina Guo his upbringing and his path from private practice to in-house. They then talk about what its been like serving as the first GC for BillionToOne and what it takes to build a legal program.
A Conversation with Ann Munson Steines
Ann Munson Steines, CLO, GC and Corporate Secretary for Nordstrom, declared in the seventh grade that she was going to be a lawyer when she grew up—and never looked back. In this episode of GCs in the House, Ann chats with Lina Guo about her journey into the law and how she built her expertise and grew as a lawyer and strategic advisor to the business.
A Conversation with Wei Chen, EVP and GC for Infoblox
Wei Chen, GC of Infoblox, sought out roles and projects that would allow her to make a positive impact, which lead her to start the Atticus Project and make the move in-house. In this new episode of GCs in the House, she discusses her career path with Lina Guo, and talks about the obstacles that she faced to make the leap in-house and what it’s like to be a first-time GC. She also shares her passion for AI and explores all that it can do to make a positive impact in the corporate legal department.
A Conversation with Shelley Webb
When Shelley Webb, GC of PagerDuty, was still in private practice, she knew that she had found her dream job when she saw an opening for an in-house antitrust litigation attorney at Intel. In this episode of GCs in the House, Shelley shares with Lina Guo her path to the GC seat, exploring the stops along the way and giving advice to other litigators thinking about moving in-house.
Margaret Chow, SVP and Chief Legal Officer of Couchbase
Margaret Chow, SVP and Chief Legal Officer of Couchbase, has focused her in-house career on the technology industry. In this first episode of “GCs in the House,” she chats with Lina Guo about her career path, sharing stories of how she found her way to law school, leading through IPOs and taking on HR.