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An exclusive network for the top legal lieutenants

Deputy is the L Suite community thoughtfully designed for DGCs, AGCs, and similarly senior in-house counsel at high-growth companies and investment funds.


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Behind every great leader is another leader

You’re the right hand to your company’s GC, and a catalyst for progress across the entire organization. As a senior leader within the legal department, you’re managing up, down, and sideways. It’s a challenge and an opportunity all in one.

That’s a lot of responsibility to juggle, and they don’t teach those kinds of skills at law firms. Fortunately, there’s a curated community of experienced peers you can lean on.

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  • Ryan Spiers

    Associate General Counsel - Life Sciences

    Google Ventures

  • Lisa Gorman, VP, Deputy General Counsel at Eventbrite

    Lisa Gorman

    VP, Deputy General Counsel


  • Dennis Ni, Assistant General Counsel at Relativity Space

    Dennis Ni

    Assistant General Counsel

    Relativity Space

  • Nicolette Nowak, VP Legal at Beamery

    Nicolette Nowak

    Vice President Legal, AGC & DPO


  • Kevin Adams, VP Deputy GC at StockX

    Kevin Adams

    VP, Deputy General Counsel


  • Angela Gandhi, Associate General Counsel at Meta

    Angela Gandhi

    Associate General Counsel


  • Brian Kelly, Deputy General Counsel at DocuSign

    Brian Kelly

    Deputy General Counsel


  • Jack Goodfriend, Associate General Counsel at Coinbase

    Jack Goodfriend

    Associate General Counsel


  • Heather Lyions VP, Associate General Counsel at Zimmer Biomet

    Heather Lyions

    VP, Associate General Counsel

    Zimmer Biomet

Build your on-demand brain trust

Every emerging leader has a trusted inner circle to help them solve their toughest challenges. As a member of the Deputy community, you are able to instantly tap into a global peer network of 750+ DGCs and AGCs at high-growth organizations just like yours. Both in-person and online.

Don’t just make connections, build relationships.

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Make better, faster decisions

Get experienced answers to your most pressing questions - from the daily grind to the biggest challenges your colleagues throw at you. Access peer-vetted referrals and battle-tested templates. Unlock confidential industry benchmarking surveys and proprietary data insights.

This is where the information flows, and once you’re in it, you can’t remember how you ever operated without it.

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Accelerate your company’s velocity

Act confidently with the trusted guidance of your peers and the industry’s leading advisors. Get the support you need to break through the roadblocks and over-perform at your job.

Dynamic brain trusts + better, faster decisions = company velocity and growth. Your GC will thank you.

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Membership is by invitation only and includes a wealth of benefits

From a custom-built member platform, to real-time data and surveys, to industry-leading conferences (any of which would typically cost thousands), membership in The L Suite’s Deputy community is all-encompassing and all-inclusive. That means that there are no additional fees or reimbursement requests — just an unsurpassed peer community that is carefully designed to accelerate your Deputy career. It’s the only membership that pays for itself, and then some.

Proprietary Platform

This is not your basic Slack community or an off-the-shelf software that delivers a one-size-fits-all experience. We custom-built our own community platform from the ground up to support the unique needs of our Deputy members.

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  • Connect & converse with your closest peers

    Discuss the most pressing issues of the moment. Get quick gut-checks on day-to-day questions, or strategic insights on big picture challenges. Ask the community at large, or target a specific sub-group or individual. The give-to-get culture means you’ll find plenty of peers eager to pay it forward.

  • Powerful research at your fingertips

    Easily search through discussion archives and our comprehensive resource library for answers and insights. Leverage the peer forms repository for tried-and-true precedent, or bank your CLE credits from our extensive on-demand database of past events. Don’t reinvent the wheel or overpay for outside resources or advice.

  • Unbiased, peer-reviewed recommendations

    Find the best outside counsel and vendors for your specific needs, all vetted by your experienced peers and recommended in context. The L Suite’s proprietary expert database allows members to hone in on the right solution the first time, saving you valuable time and money.

Exclusive Events

We host dozens of events for the Deputy community every year, each focused on current legal issues and practical job advice for today’s high-performing in-house leaders. The peer relationships cultivated here last throughout your career.

National Conference & Offsites

The community’s marquee events with industry-leading keynote speakers, panels on timely topics inspiring actionable ideas, and deep-dive breakout sessions with your peers who are grappling with the same issues as you are.

Local Meals & Special Events

Come together with your local peers for small-group discussions at top-notch restaurants and bars. We curate the most impactful opportunities in your city.

Virtual Forums & Clubhouses

No matter where you’re located, our extensive calendar of virtual programming delivers the insights and connections you need. Enrich your understanding of today’s pressing issues, ask important questions, and engage in small-group breakouts.

Featured Events

The L Suite 2024 Deputy Offsite

Amplify your impact as a Deputy GC by joining your most senior peers at the second annual offsite, limited to 40 of our most senior members. This transformative experience is dedicated to enhancing your mastery of key skills vital for today’s DGCs, such as advanced negotiation tactics and strategies for managing legal teams effectively. You’ll leave with fresh insights on your role so you can better support your General Counsel in managing risk while unlocking your company’s growth.

June 10, 2024

Montréal, QC

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The L Suite Virtual Panel: Getting Started on Your Legal Team Playbook

Join us as we delve into the key components of a legal team playbook that can revolutionize your team's operations. From conducting a detailed inventory of your existing processes to setting strategic goals for your playbook, we'll guide you through every step.

May 14, 2024
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Unique Data & Insights

Unlock access to coveted and previously unknown data, insights, and emerging trends from across the ecosystem.

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    Q4 2023 Deputy Private Company Compensation Survey

    Compensation Survey

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    Q4 2023 Deputy Venture Fund Compensation Survey

    Compensation Survey

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    2023 TechGC Flash Poll: 409a Valuation

    Topical Survey

    Open file
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    2022 Cloud Transactions SaaS Terms Survey Report

    Topical Survey

    Open file
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    2022 TechGC Flash Poll: Market Conditions (Layoffs, Valuations, etc.)

    Topical Survey

    Open file
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    2022 Compliance Function in Legal Teams

    Topical Survey

    Open file
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    2021 Cybersecurity Survey Report

    Topical Survey

    Open file
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    2020 TechGC Legal Department Benchmarking in the Time of COVID-19 Survey Results

    Benchmarking Survey

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    2020 TechGC Data Privacy in the Time of COVID-19 Survey Results

    Topical Survey

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    2019 TechGC Legal Metrics Survey for In-House Legal Departments

    Benchmarking Survey

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Compensation Surveys

Compensation data is highly-confidential and notoriously difficult to find. Our exclusive give-to-get annual comp surveys close that knowledge gap, with detailed analyses and dynamic breakdowns across the full range of relevant variables. 

Topical Surveys

We go deep with insights and analysis on the core day-to-day topics that our members are grappling with. This includes everything from cloud transaction contract terms to privacy trends to cybersecurity best practices, and much more.

Benchmarking Surveys

We periodically survey our members to provide helpful benchmarking data on evergreen operating topics as well as rapidly emerging new situations. From legal department sizing to market condition adjustments (layoffs, budget cuts), and everything in between.

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