First 100 Days As GC/CCO: Developing Knowledge and Forging Key Relationships

Joining a company as a new GC/CCO can be a heady, overwhelming transition, particularly during the critical first 100 days of the tenure. This second article in a three-part series explores how new GC/CCOs can build a stable framework for future efforts by executing the foundational tasks of learning about the company and developing strong relationships with key people during their first 100 days. The first article offered guidance for starting the GC/CCO role on the right foot, including ways to prepare before day one. The third installment will discuss how new GC/CCOs can balance their day-to-day legal and compliance work while settling into the role, when and how to propose reforms to the company’s operations, and what to expect beyond the first 100 days. See “SEC Commissioner Peirce Shares Views on Personal Liability for CCOs” (Nov. 18, 2020).

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