Nicola McCormick | Global General Counsel for GroupM

At university Nicola set her sights on becoming a media lawyer and as part of her degree course at University College London she studied the first ever Media Law module. She went on to train as a litigation lawyer and upon qualification she joined Edge Ellison, then WPP’s external law firm, and began to advise WPP group companies in both contentious issues and on advertising clearance and other intellectual property issues. Following a series of mergers by Edge Ellison (into what is now Squire Patton Boggs) Nicola left to become a partner at a specialist Media Law firm where she advised clients in the advertising, marketing, publishing and photography sectors. Finally, in 2015, after 10 years as a partner Nicola was invited to take up the role of Global General Counsel for GroupM.