A panel at the recent Marketing Partner Forum, hosted by Thomson Reuters, discussed how law firms are leveraging their alumni to increase their business development efforts. When attorneys become chief legal officers or general counsel, how can their former law firms support their professional development and help them to succeed? There are a myriad of ways, panel suggested. For example, Goodwin provides their departing attorneys with a GC checklist. “They don’t recognize that you now have to be on top of everything,” said panelist Theresa DeLoach, Managing Director of Strategic Alumni Engagement & Client Relations. “We want to make sure you get started on the right foot.” The firm created several resources, with different versions for public and private companies, and a training program for associates looking to go in-house, she added.