July 10, 2020 – Boutique search firm BarkerGilmore, which specializes in building corporate legal and compliance teams, has added legal operations pioneer Audrey Rubin to its advisory and coaching division.
Ms. Rubin is nationally acclaimed as both a pioneer of the legal operations function and a preeminent leader in the business of law, with an innovative background in advising law departments and law firms on operations, profitability, business acumen, leadership and team development, diversity and inclusion, and the use of process improvement and practical technology to maximize value.
The newest member of a distinguished team of Fortune 500 general counsel, chief compliance officers, and board members, Ms. Rubin adds her considerable legal and business expertise to the strategic counsel, leadership development, and other services BarkerGilmore advisors provide to legal and compliance departments, CEOs, and boards across the country, including general counsel recruiting and placement.
Robert Barker, managing partner of BarkerGilmore, said Ms. Rubin’s breadth and depth of experience brings another dimension to clients seeking to not only take their organization to the next level, but to bring out the best in their people.
“Audrey Rubin is considered to be a groundbreaking legal and business executive who has advised organizations in the roles of general counsel, chief operating officer, vice president of human resources, board member, and law firm partner,” he said. “Her influence spans the global technology, financial services, and hospitality industries, prominent law and accounting firms, and academia. This range of experience has empowered her with a unique understanding of today’s multi-faceted business world. With her proven expertise and success in creating and delivering enhanced solutions and exceptional results, she will be invaluable in helping BarkerGilmore’s clients optimize their legal and compliance departments and reduce costs.”
Prior to joining BarkerGilmore, Ms. Rubin was vice president and chief operating officer of the global law and compliance department of Aon Corporation, overseeing all financial, talent, strategic planning, technology, process improvement, and other business matters. During her tenure, Aon’s law department earned the ACC Value Challenge Award and received recognition from the Process Excellence Network, Thomson Reuters, the Chicago Bar Foundation, the National Immigrant Justice Center, and the Legal Aid Society.
Just recently, BarkerGilmore added two senior advisors, A.B. Cruz III and Jamey Seely, to its advisory and coaching division. Mr. Cruz, who brings considerable multi-industry expertise to the firm, most recently served as senior vice president and divisional general counsel at USAA, a Fortune 100 financial services company. Ms. Seely, who simultaneously holds business and legal roles, currently serves as president and general counsel of Integra Inc., a leading developer of blockchain technology for the legal industry.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media