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084 Inside the General Counsel’s Office – An Interview with Erin Wilson Part 1 of a Two-Part Interview

In this episode, Christina Martini and Erin Wilson discuss:

  • Erin’s professional journey to her current role as in-house general counsel. 
  • A day in the life of Erin as GC.
  • The art of time-management and refining your approach to tasks.
  • The rewards and challenges of being general counsel.


Key Takeaways:

  • Even when the days are packed and busy, working with great people can make everything that needs to happen. 
  • Having a mentor can help to give you direction and guidance along your path. 
  • GC can help to streamline aspects of the business to minimize risks if you allow them to do so.
  • Communication is key – get to know those you work with and be personable with them. If they are scared to reach out to you, you cannot do your job effectively. 


“What has been the most challenging, has often been the most rewarding, because we rise to the challenge and we overcome and we come out on the other side better for it.” — Erin Wilson


Connect with Erin Wilson:


LinkedIn: Erin Wilson


Connect with Christina Martini:

Twitter: @TinaMartini10


LinkedIn: Christina Martini




Show notes by Podcastologist: Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie


Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You’re the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 

About the author, Christina Martini

For nearly 25 years, Christina (Tina) Martini has been an intellectual property attorney practicing in BigLaw. Tina is a partner at the law firm McDermott Will & Emery and focuses her practice on domestic and international trademark and copyright law, as well as domain name, Internet, social media, advertising and unfair competition law.

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