Legally Disrupted: An Interview with Tyson Foods' Amy Tu
By Zach Abramowitz
Axiom’s Legally Disrupted series features conversations between Zach Abramowitz, a lawyer turned legaltech entrepreneur/investor, and leaders who are moving the legal industry forward and disrupting entrenched ways of thinking and working. The series has already featured interviews with Microsoft’s Jason Barnwell, Bradley Gayton, and Professor Bill Henderson.
In this next installment, Zach speaks with Amy Tu, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary at Tyson Foods about her unusual path toward becoming a GC, and the importance of understanding the mission and operational nuances of the commercial enterprise her department serves. They discuss her belief – shaped, in part, by her business background – that in-house lawyers must now possess a fluency in finance, familiarity with stakeholder concerns, and an understanding of external market pressures, in addition to practice competency. Finally, they address the role the modern legal department must play in embracing technology, data, and analytics, and prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Axiom lawyer Essence McGill Arzu brings 20+ years of experience to mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, and corporate governance work at Fortune 100 companies.
A conversation with Jason Barnwell, Microsoft's AGC for Modern Corporate External and Legal Affairs, interviewed by Zach Abramowitz, lawyer turned legaltech entrepreneur and angel investor.