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Cate CreedCate Creed, a litigation and public finance attorney in the Adams and Reese New Orleans office, was featured as one of the most promising young attorneys from 100 participants in Chief Legal Executive’s “Think Like a GC” national program held at Broadridge Financial Solutions in New York.

Creed presented her business development and client services skillset in front of leading in-house counsel from Fortune 500 companies. Creed was invited to participate in the program on behalf of colleague and mentor Adams and Reese Partner Leslie Henry, who was referred to Adams and Reese’s participation in the program by client Phillips 66.  

Due to her impressive showing at the event, Creed was one of three attorneys selected to moderate the upcoming “Think Like a GC” Ask Me Anything webinar series. Creed will interview Terry Theologides, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of Fannie Mae. She will meet and prepare for the interview with Lloyd M. Johnson Jr., CEO of Chief Legal Executive LLC, who specializes in executive coaching for executives and in-house counsels. The interview and webinar will air on November 13, 2023.

The “Think Like a GC” national program is produced by Chief Legal Executive – a multi-dimensional coaching, training, and consulting platform designed specifically to advance the careers of attorneys. Think Like A GC 2023 focuses on diverse and female attorneys and the organizations they serve. It is an annual program designed for senior associates to develop the crucial skills needed to acquire, maintain, and grow business - namely by being able to think like a law department leader and become true trusted advisors - by interacting with General Counsel and their Deputies from Fortune 500 and equivalent companies.

The program is comprised of three, in-person, all-day sessions in New York City, where senior associates get the chance to work closely with in-house counsel who manage and instruct outside counsel. In the third session, the associates do their final presentations, receiving feedback on business development and client services, and graded by the in-house counsel based on their presence and the substance of their presentations.