Outside General Counsel

As Outside General Counsel, Brooke does the following:

  • Manage all of the organization’s legal projects, including selection, management, and evaluation of other specialty counsel.
  • Provide senior management with effective advice on legal aspects of organizational strategies and their implementation.
  • Participate in definition and development of nonprofit corporate policies, procedures and programs.
  • Provide continuing counsel and guidance on legal and governance matters and on legal implications of all matters.
  • Serve as key lawyer/legal advisor on all major business transactions, including international expansion, acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures.
  • Judge the merits of threatened or filed claims, and claims that her clients would like to assert; and help the executive(s) define a strategic defense or prosecution and evaluate settlements when warranted.
  • Ensure that the organization conducts its operations in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Advise on legal aspects of the company’s financing, including insurance issues, and assessing and advising on current and future business structuring.
  • Assist in crisis management and related decision making.
  • Oversee protection and management of intellectual property.