Press Release

Factor Enters Into Exclusive Partnership With Global Counsel Leaders

The venture strengthens a unique community that helps corporate legal chiefs thrive, effectively addressing complex business, legal, risk and compliance issues

NEW YORK (April 13, 2023) -- Factor, the market leader in Integrated Law, is pleased to announce a new, exclusive partnership with Global Counsel Leaders. Over its 13-year tenure, Global Counsel Leaders has earned broad recognition by bringing together global chief legal officers to exchange ideas and practices that address current challenges and opportunities.  

Global Counsel Leaders is a fee-based membership forum, with members invited to an active annual calendar of events, roundtables and small-group exchanges. Members enjoy diverse benefits including at least 12 virtual and in-person events every year, as well as benchmarking and reports.  

Global Counsel Leaders is distinguished from the crop of legal forums across the industry today by its seniority, longevity, relevance, and the deep and lasting relationships forged across its members that enable peer-level problem solving. Members include global leaders from organizations such as AB InBev, Accenture, AIG, DXC Technology and other premier companies. 

“Being a global corporate legal chief can be isolating, which is why our members consider the connections, learnings and best practices they gain from Global Counsel Leaders among their most important professional development commitments,” said E. Leigh Dance, Founder and Executive Director of Global Counsel Leaders.“I’m very proud of what we deliver, bringing together such a dynamic group of in-house leaders, advising and supporting some of the largest corporate legal departments and institutions in the world. This partnership with Factor is a natural evolution for us and our members – and signals an exciting next step as we position the forum for many more successful years to come.”   

Dance will serve as Executive Director and continue the forum’s successful practices of members shaping content and the events calendar, as well as acting as discussion leaders and panelists. Factor’s partnership will further enrich the forum’s value to members through enhanced support and its broad market perspective, including bringing Factor clients into the fold.  

"General counsels today are balancing more demands than ever before in an increasingly complex market driven by unprecedented business and economic cycles," said Varun Mehta, CEO at Factor. "Yet in-house legal leaders have few trusted communities dedicated to problem solving, learning and growth – Global Counsel Leaders provides a space for this kind of valued engagement, and Factor wants to help catalyze and facilitate that exchange." 

About Factor  

Factor is the market leader in Integrated Law. Factor works alongside corporate legal departments and law firms to solve the ever-increasing demands and complexity of transactional legal work like contracting. With 10+ years of focused experience, Factor integrates the expertise of Traditional Law, and the efficiency of New Law, with the close business understanding and integration of In-house legal to deliver complex legal work at scale. Factor helps reposition and focus in-house legal on advisory, solves business problems, and balances commercial opportunities with legal risks.  

Factor is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice. For more information, go to or LinkedIn.  

About Global Counsel Leaders 

Global Counsel Leaders is a forum of global corporate leaders of Legal functions who seek to build peer relationships, exchange best practices and lessons learned to lead better and fulfill their stakeholders' evolving expectations.  Led by its 2010 founder E. Leigh Dance, it is now a large transatlantic network of in-house legal executives in premier companies and institutions globally, spanning more than 40 countries, and is now affiliated with Factor. Members (by invitation-only) gather for exceptional substantive and insightful exchange and briefings on key issues of importance in their work. Other benefits include reports, benchmarking, and opportunities to raise members’ profiles through speaking and commentary in published articles. Members include legal leaders at these companies: BCG, BT, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, COFCO International, CNH Industrial, Jabil, KPMG, MBDA Systems, Smiths Group, SwissRe, Tenneco, The Andersons, Volvo Financial Services and more.