Barclays’ Harding steps down after 10 years as GC By Joanne Harris 4 February 2013 09:44 17 December 2015 14:54 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Baldrick's Pants 4 February 2013 at 14:05 MDH did a great job and showed GCs across the globe how legal teams ought to be led. I hope he finds retirement boring and pops up somewhere else instead, because otherwise the legal world will be a duller place without him. It will be interesting to see whether – as always assumed – Judith Shepherd succeeds him or whether she will be deemed to be ‘tainted’ as having been part of the ‘Old Guard’. Reply Link Harding's pants 4 February 2013 at 14:52 I should imagine Harding would want to keep his ‘next movements’ entirely private. His next move should be intriguing though Reply Link Chinese Hipster 4 February 2013 at 18:55 So this guy was in charge of legal and compliance during the whole financial crisis and the LIBOR scandal at Barclays? He must be a superb GC, he must have really kept his eye on the compliance ball and avoided any reputational harm or legal claims for his bank. Surprised he hasn’t been knighted already. Reply Link Anonymous 5 February 2013 at 13:30 He was also in charge in 2010 when Barclays was fined $298 million and entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the US Justice Department over allegations that Barclays illegally engaged in financial transactions with banks in Cuba, Iran, Libya, Sudan and Burma. Reply Link Anonymous 6 February 2013 at 15:54 The Teflon Don. Reply Link Anonymous 6 February 2013 at 18:09 Mark Harding is a legend… to have a job like that must require real sacrifice and a life time of hard work… I hope he enjoys his retirement and reckon that he should definitely be knighted for his contributions to the legal world and endeavours to work ethically in all situations. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.