IICJ Paper Managing an International Legal Department Diane Rogers, Vice President and Managing Counsel, Assurant Solutions, Canada

Managing a legal department comes with a certain set of challenges. Managing a legal department across multiple sites adds to the challenges. Managing a legal department across multiple sites spanning multiple countries across time zones and cultural divides adds a whole new dimension to the challenges. When building or managing an international legal department, there are seven general guidelines that should aid in dealing with these challenges. While it will never be an easy task, a lot of hard work and attention to the following factors should result in a successful and dynamic legal department.
Author
Diane Rogers
Diane Rogers 2005-present: Vice President and Managing Counsel, Assurant Solutions. In charge of Legal affairs for all non US subsidiaries of a US based group of insurance companies. 2003-2005 - Canadian Counsel for Assurant Solutions. 1996-2003 - Senior Counsel at The Toronto-Dominion Bank, Toronto, Canada with focuses on litigation and marketing law.
Company
Assurant Solutions
Assurant Inc. is a Fortune 500 company headquartered in New York City with roughly $25 billion in assets, $7 billion in annual revenue and 13,000 world-wide employees. Through its various business units, Assurant is a premier provider of specialized insurance products and related services in North America and selected international markets. Marsh is organized by client, industry, and risk categories to facilitate the global delivery of highly specialized products and services covering a wide spectrum of risks.
Country
USA More
Area of Law
Management More
Business Sector
Insurance More
Month Published
September 2009 More
Edition
Vol. 2, No. 8, Summer 2009 More
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