Korn Ferry’s Legal Center of Expertise focuses on helping corporations, associations, not-for-profits, and professional services firms attract, develop, and retain best-in-class General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officers as well as other leaders and their direct reports. As the roles of legal leaders have evolved from technicians to that of strategic business partners, ensuring you have executives who possess multifaceted leadership skills is crucial. We offer a full range of solutions designed to address our clients’ talent needs — from strategic search services, competency-based assessments, and engaging, interactive high-potential leadership development programs to one-on-one coaching, strategic talent design, and succession planning.
The conscience of the company.
Boards of directors, CEOs, and senior leaders have dramatically redefined the role of General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officers. Risk management, a framework of global regulations across industries, and the complexity of managing intellectual property in a technology-enabled world are just a few of the pressures and responsibilities Legal executives face. As companies grow and expand, the complexity of their legal function follows suit — and not all lawyers are created equal. You require top talent who thinks strategically and acts proactively to protect your organization and respond to opportunities. As General Counsel and other legal executives take on the role of “company conscience,” they must walk a fine line between ethics and integrity while leveraging the law to your full advantage.
A global presence with local expertise.
Korn Ferry is strategically positioned to meet the talent needs of the legal function. Our experienced consultants have worked in and with the world’s leading companies to help them identify their legal leadership’s potential, drive development, accelerate readiness, and energize transitions. We are the only firm that can help you identify internal and external legal talent while simultaneously developing these leaders through engaging, proven solutions that meet and exceed expectations. Our global footprint and local experts ensure that you have the highest caliber of talent available to you, while building a solid Legal team to support and facilitate your business.
Coverage and Functions:
- General Counsel
- Deputy General Counsel
- Senior Counsel Specialty Lawyers
- Compliance Function Leaders
Legal Infrastructure/Management roles:
- Law Firm CEOs, Executive Directors
- Chief Financial Officers
- Chief Marketing Officers
- Heads of Human Resources
- Corporate Chiefs of Staff
- Law School Deans and Administrators