San Francisco partner Cheryl Orr interviewed firm clients Janice Block, General Counsel & Executive Vice President of Kaplan, Inc., and Stephanie Hart, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, for the cover story in the inaugural issue of First Chair magazine.
Cheryl, co-chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group, sat down with Janice and Stephanie to discuss the impact of a changing business and regulatory environment on the for-profit higher education industry generally, and Kaplan’s labor and employment department, specifically. The three also discussed keys to success for outside counsel and the need for work-life balance.
Janice noted, "We view our external counsel as true partners for us on the matters we work on together. The same respect, collegiality, support, shared objectives, and open communication (Stephanie discussed as existing in their legal department) has to carry forward in our relationships with our law firm lawyers."
First Chair magazine is an annual publication for members of the legal community that features profiles of the recipients of the First Chair Awards as well as articles drafted by members of the community. Janice Block was pictured on the magazine's cover as she received the prestigious honor of being voted Best General Counsel. Kaplan, Inc. also received the award for best Law Department.
The magazine is distributed in all 50 states to in-house counsel (estimated at a readership of 50,000) and partners at 250 of America’s largest law firms.
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