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Legal Departments

Mountaintop’s team applies deep industry and functional expertise to help legal departments and in-house counsel deliver demonstrable business value and reach their goals.

On the consulting side, we help legal departments develop customized strategic plans that are aligned in measurable ways with their company’s business initiatives.  We also focus on building successful teams where lawyers effectively communicate, collaborate, and innovate with their business partners to drive business outcomes.

We further support legal department teams via workshops that prepare and inspire attorneys to go beyond great lawyering by adopting a commercial mindset and thinking like strategic, solution-oriented advisors.

For attorneys and leaders looking for more intensive support, we offer one-on-one and small group coaching programs that span a variety of topics.  These programs are designed to teach savvy attorneys and aspiring leaders to:

  • Improve Stakeholder Relationships
  • Project Confidence As A Leader
  • Provide Demonstrable Value
  • Grow Along The Trajectory Of Promotion

If you’re a legal department leader or in-house counsel looking to maximize your impact and career fulfillment, contact us to learn how we can help, or explore our most popular solutions for legal departments and in-house attorneys below.

Consulting Ascents FOR TEAMS & FIRMS

We’ll provide in-depth analysis and solutions to achieve your organization’s goals.

Strengths-Based Team Building

A Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach leads teams to leverage the unique talents of each individual and build a highly engaged organizational culture.

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Strategic Planning for Corporate Legal Departments

Mountaintop’s Strategic Plan Ascent for Corporate Legal Departments helps in-house legal teams develop customized strategic plans.

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We’ll inspire and prepare you to achieve your goals through interactive, practical workshops.

Becoming A Business Builder

Our most popular workshop offered in a 60 and 90-minute format to help groups of any tenure learn the basics of business development.

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Managing Self, Others & Projects

This Workshop will give your team the skills and confidence they need to become effective managers and enhance performance.

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We’ll work with you one-on-one or in small groups to achieve your professional goals.

Personalized Action Planning

Dive into an intensive action planning process focused on strategic career management, personal branding, and the development of a personalized Action Plan.

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Career Transition Coaching

We provide individuals with the guidance, tools, and resources needed to successfully navigate a career transition, whether that be a promotion, a job change, or an industry pivot.

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Every mountaintop is within your reach if you just keep climbing.

Barry Finlay


The Mountaintop team has been a great thought partner for me as a Chief Legal Officer at two companies. Most recently, Mountaintop facilitated an engaging strategy retreat for our global legal and compliance team. Their guidance helped us develop key legal reporting metrics that showcase the value we create and helped us identify opportunities to further support the company’s transformation strategy. Mountaintop also trained our team and coached each functional leader on how to leverage each person’s strengths to create a competitive advantage for the Company.

— Lanesha Minnix, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary, Flowserve Corporation

Rosa Maria Villagomez and Precious Williams Owodunni delivered an energetic, engaging training session to our legal department on “Becoming A Trusted Business Advisor.”  Having the viewpoints of both a former in-house counsel and an experienced business strategist was extremely valuable to help us understand how to effectively align our time and work with the business’s goals.  In terms of content, the training was presented at the perfect level for our group.  In fact, our team immediately used some of the strategies to gain insight from our CEO, in addition to walking away with other practical tools and approaches we can put into practice in the longer-term.

— Charity Kohl, Associate General Counsel, Finance & Corporate Secretary, LyondellBasell

Feedback was so positive for the panel that Rosa Maria led on preparing for performance reviews that our community of diverse women attorney continue to request access to watch the recording. This is my second experience working with Rosa Maria and Mountaintop, having taken part in their small group coaching program. If you’re looking for a strategic partner to support your career advancement, Mountaintop is it.

— Bianca Roberson, Executive Director at the Downtown Group & Legal Counsel at Leading Global Energy Company

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