Noel Elfant is the founding member and principal attorney of General Counsel Practice LLC. GC Practice delivers fractional general counsel services to companies that require legal advice on a broad array of issues but are reluctant to hire an in-house resource and do not want to pay the high and unpredictable hourly rates of a traditional law firm. Noel was the first general counsel, corporate secretary and chief compliance officer for Zebra Technologies Corporation, a publicly-held manufacturer and marketer of bar code and RFID technologies. Most recently he served as the general counsel for the North American operations of DeLaval Inc. a Swedish manufacturer of dairy farm equipment and cleaning chemicals for the food processing industry and part of the multi-billion dollar, privately-held Tetra Laval Group. He began his career in the corporate and securities department of McDermott, Will & Emery before joining the legal department at Fortune Brands, Inc., a consumer products conglomerate. Mr. Elfant earned his JD degree from Northwestern University School of Law and his BA degree from UCLA, and he lives in Northbrook, Illinois with his wife, Susan.