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Developing your career in-house

In conjunction with Thomson Reuters, please join us for a discussion led by experienced lawyers, on the ways in which you can develop a successful and rewarding career as an in-house lawyer.

  • Event date: 30 June 2021 02:00 PM
  • Event type: Webinar
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Provided by: Thomson Reuters and The Centre for Legal Leadership

Whether you moved in-house from private practice, whether you have spent your whole career in-house, or whether you are thinking of moving in-house, we will explore what an in-house career looks like and how you can influence how it progresses.

In this discussion we expect to explore a range of issues relevant to this important topic, including:

  • What do you need to know as an in-house lawyer
  • What are the core skills you need to develop
  • The purpose of the in-house lawyer
  • Taking advantage of new opportunities
  • Managing up, down and sideways
  • Mentors, sponsors and networks
  • Moving on and new roles.

Leading the discussion will be our guest presenters:

Roswitha Reisinger - General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Kyowa Kirin International.

Roswitha is responsible for Legal, Compliance and Enterprise Risk Management. She has 18 years of experience in the life science industry and prior to joining Kyowa Kirin, worked at Otsuka and Eli Lilly.

Roswitha holds a PhD in law from the University of Vienna, Austria, a Master of Law from the University of Bristol, UK and is an Executive Alumna of the Harvard Business School, USA.

Jake White - Head of Legal at WWF.

Jake has been the Head of Legal at WWF-UK since 2019. He also heads WWF-UK's Advocacy and Campaigns.

Jake qualified as a solicitor at Shoosmiths, where he specialised in intellectual property. He moved to Addleshaw Goddard and then entered the government legal service in 2001 where he advised what is now the Business Department on matters such as nuclear energy, state aid, outer space and consumer credit, taking Bills through Parliament and drafting implementing regulations.

In 2012 he moved to be a legal adviser at Friends of the Earth and in 2018 to the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, where he was judicial review project lead. He is a trustee of Somerset Wildlands and a former volunteer at the Waterloo Legal Advice Service.

Jake describes himself as passionate about climate change, nature, justice and standing up for the little guy.

If you would like to attend please fill out the form below.