General Counsel as Board Candidates: Is it Their Time to Shine?


Board composition is high on the agenda as companies face new challenges and plot their paths forward. When planning for director succession, boards seek new directors who will bring diverse perspectives and enhance management’s ability to be successful in new ways.

Heather Wolf (Allegis Partners' Board Practice) and Amy Katz (Major, Lindsey & Africa's In-House Counsel Recruiting) were joined by an esteemed panel to explore how top legal professionals — notably experienced GCs — offer the specialist skills some boards need right now, in addition to providing keen strategic insights, expert risk oversight and a style that is calming in a crisis.


  • Trevor Fetter, Former Chairman & CEO, Tenet Healthcare; Senior Lecturer, Havard Business School; Lead Director: Hartford Financial Services Group
  • Jan Reed, Former SVP, GC and Corporate Secretary, Walgreens Boots Alliance; Director: Angiodynamics, Stepan
  • Leslie Thorton, Former SVP, GC and Corporate Secretary, WGL Holdings; Director: Perdoceo Education, Southwest Gas Holdings


  • Heather Wolf, Managing Director of the Board and CEO Practice, Allegis Partners
  • Amy Katz, Managing Director - In-House Counsel Recruiting, Major, Lindsey & Africa