Summary:

General counsel have long been tasked with mitigating organizational risk, but more and more are being asked to become strategic business partners. This year saw general counsel stretch themselves in ways unimaginable prior to the events of 2020. The pandemic and heightened awareness for social inequities have asked general counsel to place increased attention on existing core competencies as well as add new ones. From anticipating work-from-home driven data risks to managing employee health and championing inclusion and diversity, general counsel are critical to navigating all that 2020 has had to offer.

In this session, findings from the General Counsel Study will be shared by the panel as they discuss how the role of general counsel has evolved in direct response to global and domestic events. Insights includes:

  • Year-over-year trends regarding In-house legal technology adoption and proficiency
  • Emerging organizational risks resulting from remote work
  • The expanding role and responsibilities of general counsel
  • Advice for navigating 2021, applying lessons learned from the report

Speakers:

Wendy King
Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting

David Horrigan
Discovery Counsel & Legal Education Director, Relativity

Ari Kaplan
Ari Kaplan and Associates

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