Bloomberg Law
Dec. 15, 2020, 11:01 AM

The Black General Counsel Project: Flowers Foods’ Stephanie Tillman

Ruiqi Chen
Ruiqi Chen

Since the start of her career, Stephanie Tillman, the chief legal counsel of packaged bakery foods company Flowers Foods, Inc.,said she has seen in-house practice transform from being just about law into something more.

“Merely knowing the law is just scratching the surface. Today, the goal is to be a valued business partner, fully integrated into the business’s operations so you may apply what you know to help your colleagues manage business risk daily,” said Tillman in a recent Bloomberg Law survey.

Black general counsel now make up over 5% of all general counsel in the Fortune 1000, ...

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