General Counsel Best Practices for Advising Your CEO & Board of Directors on Legal Issues

Learn how to use your position as General Counsel to influence senior management and direct high-level corporate strategy.
Board Relations / Management & Leadership

Format 40 Minute Lesson
Chapters 4
Skill Level New to Topic
Audience General Counsel
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Course Description

In this lesson, ExecSense and expert, Paul Marcela (President & Managing Director – Governance Partners Group, LLC), examine the most important tips and techniques used by leading General Counsel to more effectively advise their CEO on important legal matters and issues affecting the company.

In this 40-minute session, you will learn:

  • Everything you need to know in 40 minutes about best practices for General Counsel to follow when advising their CEO
  • The key legal issues that General Counsel most often need to advise their CEO on, how to best advise your CEO in each of these scenarios, and important do’s and don’ts you should be aware of
  • The 10 questions that General Counsel need to be ready to answer from their Board of Directors, as well as the most asked questions by General Counsel about the best ways to advise individual board members, the CEO, and when addressing the entire Board of Directors
  • Case studies of General Counsel who are widely perceived as “expert advisors” to their CEO, and a look at the 10 situations General Counsel most often advise their CEO on and important tips and techniques in each of these situations

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Paul Marcela
President & Managing Director, Governance Partners Group, LLC
Corporate Governance

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Paul Marcela leads a corporate governance service business providing external services to private, public and nonprofit corporations.

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Prior to Governance Partners Group, LLC, Paul served as the Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of two portfolio companies of Cerberus Capital Management (Blue Bird Corporation and North American Bus Industries, Inc.).

Paul is an experienced and dedicated professional with unique diplomacy, advocacy, ambassadorship, leadership and international skills acquired through the leadership of many organizations and projects, and a demonstrated ability to accomplish objectives in corporate and organizational environments. Leading corporate teams, professional associations, educational boards and councils and community organizations.

He has a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University, a M.B.A. from Central Michigan University and a B.S. from Allegheny College.

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