R. Hewitt Pate, Vice President and General Counsel at Chevron, manages a team of 400 lawyers for one of the world's largest companies. In this installment of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers' Insight Interviews with Steven Feldman, Mr. Pate discusses going the extra mile as an associate, tips for client interaction, and how to choose a business culture -- not just a company -- when going in house.
Mr. Feldman, a member of the association’s Young Leadership Board, developed the Q & A series, which features one-on-one interviews with the nation’s leading jurists, business executives and lawyers to provide practical, real world advice for lawyers in their first 10 years of practice. Past interviewees have included the general counsels of Toyota, Levi Strauss & Co., Allergan, and Kleiner Perkins, as well as Judge Jacqueline H. Nguyen of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.