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Building a High-Value Legal Department in Times of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity & Ambiguity (VUCA)

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 48 minutes
Recorded Date: June 21, 2017
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  • 8 Things law firms should "know"
  • Best practices for use in restructuring your firm
Runtime: 48 minutes
Recorded: June 21, 2017


Corporate counsels are finding that agility and resilience are important skills in these times of change and uncertainty. GCs are dealing with brewing crises, technology disruption in the core business as well as in legal service delivery, volatile geopolitics affecting regulation and reputational risk, diverse stakeholder needs, and the need to help their teams manage stress- while also managing their own careers. In this session, a global leader will discuss what agility and resilience mean to them, and how they succeeded in uncertain, complex and ambiguous times. They'll also share what works to initiate, manage and respond to change.

This program was recorded as part of the 17th annual SuperConference on June 21st, 2017.

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George Schell

Former General Counsel
The Oakland Athletics Baseball Company

George K. H. Schell has spent the last two and a half decades providing best-in-class leadership and people management expertise as a business manager and senior legal counsel in a broad range of business environments including a private law firm, federal and city government, Major League baseball and the global beverage industry. Mr. Schell was most recently Chief Marketing Counsel for the North America Group of The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, Georgia and currently is the Chairman of the Board of the Council of Better Business Bureaus in Arlington, Virginia. Mr. Schell began his tenure at The Coca-Cola Company in North America Marketing as a Director of Business Affairs where his primary duties were negotiating sports and entertainment deals including the Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup and Professional Sports teams in the United States.

Prior to his tenure at Coca-Cola Mr. Schell was Vice President and General Counsel for the Oakland Athletics Baseball Company and Chief of General Litigation for the City of San Francisco. Mr. Schell began his professional career as an associate for the Steinhart & Falconer law firm after spending two years as a Team Leader and Staff Attorney for the Ninth Circuit Office of Staff Attorneys in San Francisco, California.

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