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085 Inside the General Counsel’s Office – an Interview with Erin Wilson Part 2 of a Two-Part Interview

In this episode, Christina Martini and Erin Wilson discuss:

  • Relationships and interactions with C-Suite and the board.
  • The power of clear, intentional communication. 
  • The similarities between being a GC and being the lead singer in a rock band.
  • Working with outside counsel for an alignment of goals.


Key Takeaways:

  • You have to recognize the communication styles of those you work with and know your audience.
  • There will be times you have to say “I don’t know, but I will find out for you.”
  • There are nuances to what different outside counsels can offer. Be willing to shop around to find the right fit for your company and needs.
  • Be as forthright as you can, but be a human being. 


“There are times you must trust your gut – you’ve got to go with the internal. If something’s telling you it’s not right, look into it. Keep checking.” —  Erin Wilson


Connect with Erin Wilson:


LinkedIn: Erin Wilson

Professional Bio: Erin Wilson

Music Album: Kungle Bungle


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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