Joel E. Tragesser


General Counsel Virtual Roundtable Co-hosted by Major, Lindsey & Africa and Quarles & Brady LLP

Webinar Only


  • Current COVID-19 Phase – Return to office, challenges associated with the return and next steps balancing in-person versus continued work from home.
  • Path to the General Counsel Chair – Is there a difference in the guidance given or perspective? How did they make it happen?
  • First Time General Counsels – This is Shaun’s first GC role and Marcela’s first public company GC seat. Is the GC role the same or similar with internal business partners, senior leadership teams and boards? How do Shaun and Marcela manage the role transition?
  • Current Hiring Trends – Major, Lindsey & Africa is seeing unprecedented hiring and bonuses for certain specialties. What are they seeing as they consider hiring? What about in terms of retention?
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – There is an increasing focus on this area and many GCs are being pulled into these conversations. The panel will discuss trends that they are seeing and the efforts they would like to highlight.


Phil Fowler
Vice President & General Counsel
Indiana Economic Development Corporation

Marcela Kirberger
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Elanco Animal Health


Edward Hollis, Partner
Quarles & Brady LLP

Mindy Sircus, Managing Director
Major, Lindsey & Africa


Lucy Dollens, Partner
Quarles & Brady LLP

Joel Tragesser
Quarles & Brady LLP

For additional information on these topics, please contact Edward Hollis, Lucy Dollens, Joel Tragesser.

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