Linda Vogel, Strategic Legal Advisor, recently hosted a lunch and learn session for Human Resources Professionals about Sexual Harassment in the workplace. With the recent #metoo movement, a tsunami of charges have come to light and this issue is a lot more prevalent across many more industry’s than previously known. Our culture and our work culture, as we once knew it has been upended. The existential question for all of us, particularly as Human Resource professionals is how do we navigate in these very troubling, confusing waters. There is no easy fix and certainly no cookie cutter answers.
Listen to a recording of the webinar here:
Linda Vogel is a strategic legal advisor counseling corporate in-house HR and legal departments on employment law related issues, including coaching and training management with regard to sexual harassment issues. She also counsels individuals at the C-suite level who have been recently terminated and are negotiating a severance agreement or individuals who are negotiating a management level employment agreement. Prior to starting her own specialized practice, for 12 years, Linda was the Senior Vice President & General Counsel at Aerosoles a worldwide manufacturer and retailer of women’s shoes, where she built the Legal Department from the ground up. Linda directed all aspects of the Company’s legal affairs and worked closely with human resources and senior business leaders managing a cost effective department that handled a broad range of legal disciplines including HR, employment law, real estate, IP, litigation, international and domestic licensing, transactions and spearheaded the Company’s merger and acquisition by a private equity firm, for the Legal Department.
Before her tenure at Aerosoles, Linda was Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Chief Employment lawyer at L’Oréal USA where she had oversight for all employment and HR related issues in addition to negotiating celebrity contracts for many of L’Oréal’s major advertising campaigns.
Linda began her in-house corporate career after several years in a law firm, at Dun & Bradstreet where during the Anita Hill hearings the Company realized they needed to address the then nascent issue of sexual harassment. Since she was at the time the only woman in the legal department, it was decided that she would be the ideal candidate. It was also the beginning of her career as an employment lawyer. Linda lives in Greenwich Village, Manhattan.