Recently, I blogged about how the corporate secretary wears 21 hats. The first hat that a corporate secretary wears is that they serve as a “jack of all trades.”

Okay, right off the bat, I’ve confused myself. I Googled the definition of “jack of all trades” and it immediately took me to the phrase that includes “master of none.” And that’s not what I mean.

A corporate secretary can wear many hats and be proficient in most, if not all, of those areas. They’re a “master of all,” not a master of none. Perhaps the phrase “everything to everyone” is more apt here.

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As a strategist for the firm’s Corporate & Securities practice, Broc Romanek has a deep understanding of the regulatory and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) marketplace. Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Broc served as editor at TheCorporateCounsel.net, CompensationStandards.com, and DealLawyers.com, where he oversaw…

As a strategist for the firm’s Corporate & Securities practice, Broc Romanek has a deep understanding of the regulatory and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) marketplace. Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Broc served as editor at TheCorporateCounsel.net, CompensationStandards.com, and DealLawyers.com, where he oversaw and managed coverage on issues related to ESG, corporate governance, executive pay, deals, and market trends and analysis.

In addition to his nearly two decades of working as a journalist and publisher, Broc served as assistant general counsel at a Fortune 50 company, worked in the Office of Chief Counsel of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Corporation Finance, was a counselor to former SEC Commissioner Laura Unger, and worked in private practice. He also is the author, or co-author, of four legal treatises, and has authored several books focused on the legal industry.