CEB Leadership Council for Legal Executives

CEB Leadership Council for Legal Executives is a membership for innovative general counsel (GCs) who want to optimize the performance of their in-house legal function and business. Our research and insights are rooted in the challenges our members deem most important and span topics that impact your organization's day to day as well as longer-term strategic initiatives. We use relationships and learnings from the best GCs to help you and your team save time and make better decisions.

Our Research Focus

Equipping our members with strategic guidance and tactical tools on the topics most important for their function is at the heart of what we do. We don't just point to where you need to go: we provide you with a roadmap and a suite of implementation tools to get you and your team there. Key topics include:

Legal Department Strategy, Structure, and Talent Management

Litigation Management

Legal Technology and Analytics  


How CEB Helps You

Our Latest Research

As companies become more complex and the need for agile decision making increases, the center of legal risk creation shifts. With 75% of middle managers making legally significant decisions and 60% of them making these decisions without understanding the legal implications, most legal departments are not equipped to manage all of the risks stemming from this broadening class of internal clients. To ensure the business receives necessary guidance, GCs must create a culture of legal risk management that builds their company’s Legal IQ.

Build Your Organization's Legal IQ

Download a preview of our Functional Risk Profiles report to learn how you can identify and assess heightened risk-taking areas of your business partners and improve their legal acumen.

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Membership Features

Research and Insight: Unique research and tools to help business leaders evaluate new issues and challenges

Proven Best Practices: Tested approaches to solving business challenges from our network of leading companies

Advisory Support: Personalized expert guidance and project support for pending decisions, new tactics, internal presentations, and other needs

Decision and Diagnostic Tools: Customized, actionable views of the most important performance metrics in your function

Peer Benchmarks: Relevant, quantitative data and analysis to help allocate resources and target areas with the highest impact

Executive Networking: On-request advice, feedback, and perspective from peer interaction with hundreds of leading executives

Live and Online Learning Events: A wide variety of events exclusively for senior executives, as well as staff training and skill development opportunities

What Our Members Are Saying

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From Our Blogs

Corporate Law: How to Standardize Work and Achieve More with Less Effort
Many of the world's legal teams are busier than ever, and haven't got any more resources to cope. The answer is to work out which activities they can standardize and then leave to line managers. Mon Mar 27 03:00:43 EDT 2017
Compliance & Ethics: How to Prevent a Jobs-as-Bribes Scandal
Offering jobs to those referred on by officials, or others in a position to help a company, almost certainly constitutes a bribe. There are four steps compliance teams should take to stop it happening. Thu Mar 23 04:00:41 EDT 2017
Corporate Law: Time to Help Line Managers Make Legal Decisions for Themselves
Corporate legal teams are under more pressure than ever to help line managers make appropriate decisions. They need to revamp their model for doing so, and stop providing 'white glove' service. Tue Mar 14 04:00:37 EDT 2017

In the News

With Hourly Rates Rising, Report Shows Spotty Record for GC’s Cost-Constraint Tactics
The American Lawyer (Subscription Required) Mon Mar 27 00:00:00 EDT 2017
3 Questions Every Director Should Ask (and Be Able to Answer) About Compliance
Corporate Board Member Mon Feb 27 00:00:00 EST 2017
Key Risk Themes for Internal Audit in 2017
Corporate Compliance Insights Mon Feb 27 00:00:00 EST 2017
Midsize Firms Luring ‘Big Law’ Clients
Detroit News Mon Feb 06 00:00:00 EST 2017
How Does Privacy by Design Work in Practice?
Corporate Compliance Insights Thu Dec 15 00:00:00 EST 2016

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