AdvanceLaw is led by over 200 general counsel, including

Mastercard Incorporated
Tim Murphy, General Counsel

Apple Inc.
Katherine Adams, General Counsel and SVP of Legal

Nike, Inc.
Hilary Krane, VP and General Counsel

Honeywell International Inc.
Tanya Holcomb, VP & General Counsel, Global Litigation

Texas Instruments Inc.
Cynthia Hoff Trochu, SVP, Secretary, and General Counsel

Panasonic Corporation
Damien Atkins, North America General Counsel

Rockwell Automation, Inc.
Rebecca House, SVP, General Counsel & Secretary

Oracle Corporation
Deborah Miller, VP, Associate General Counsel

DXC Technology
William Deckelman, EVP and General Counsel

Pernod Ricard USA
Brian Chevlin, General Counsel

Becton, Dickinson and Company
David Highet, VP, Chief IP Counsel, Assistant Secretary

Avaya Inc.
Elizabeth McCarthy, Vice President Legal

ConAgra Foods, Inc.
Colleen Batcheler, EVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Electronic Arts, Inc.
Jacob Schatz, SVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

3M Company
Ivan Fong, SVP, Legal Affairs and General Counsel

Jo-Ann Stores, Inc.
David Goldston, SVP, General Counsel & Secretary

Prudential Financial, Inc.
Timothy Harris, EVP and General Counsel

Petco Inc.
Alan Tse, SVP and General Counsel

British Airways plc
Andrew Fleming, Head of Legal and Company Secretary

The Clorox Company
Laura Stein, SVP and General Counsel

Google Inc.
Kent Walker, SVP and General Counsel

Molson Coors Brewing Company
Lee Reichert, Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs Officer

Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.
Michael Degnan, Chief Legal Officer

Flex Ltd.
Scott Offer, EVP and General Counsel

Unilever S.A.
Steven Rapp, SVP and General Counsel North America

Guardian Industries Corp.
Tom Pastore, General Counsel and Secretary

McDonald's Corporation
Hal Merck, VP, Global Litigation

Lincoln Financial Group
Kirkland Hicks, EVP and General Counsel

Hanesbrands Inc.
Joia Johnson, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Life Time Fitness
Erik Lindseth, SVP and General Counsel

International Paper Company
Sharon Ryan, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Crate & Barrel
Victoria Donati, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Avery Dennison Corporation
Susan Miller, SVP, General Counsel and Secretary

Boise Cascade Company
John Sahlberg, SVP & General Counsel

Amgen Inc.
Jonathan Graham, SVP, General Counsel and Secretary

Wanji Walcott, SVP and General Counsel

In the words of some of our general counsel

“AdvanceLaw helps us find high quality law firms that deliver excellent legal service.”

Ken Siegel, President (& Former General Counsel)
Diamond Resorts International

“AdvanceLaw helps us select and retain great counsel, including for our panel of core law firms.”

Bill Deckelman, General Counsel
DXC Technology

“AdvanceLaw brings a level of sophistication to law firm sourcing that in-house legal teams typically don’t have.”

David Latzko, General Counsel
W. L. Gore & Associates

“Counsel recommendations from AdvanceLaw come with vetting and quality control, and that’s really important to us.”

Tom Pastore, General Counsel
Guardian Industries

“AdvanceLaw takes the thinking out of finding counsel. It’s worked time and time again, and we get good results.”

Mike Degnan, General Counsel
Keurig Green Mountain

“AdvanceLaw hits the ball out of the park in terms of finding and retaining new counsel. It takes the work off our plates.”

Ellen Maturen, Deputy General Counsel

“The standard should change from you don’t get fired for hiring a white shoe firm, to you don’t get fired for using AdvanceLaw.”

Sue Miller, General Counsel
Avery Dennison

A brief description of our mission

AdvanceLaw was designed by forward-thinking GCs keen to improve the legal market. AdvanceLaw provides customized support to each of our GCs, who view us as an extension of their in-house teams. In sum, we identify strong firms and lawyers for their legal needs, and help them share valuable performance information. The result is greater transparency and better decision-making.

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NEW: In collaboration with nearly 30 of our general counsel, we have recently embarked on an exciting project. To learn more about it, please see our overview of the GC Thought Leaders Experiment.