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2021 state of corporate law departments

The global COVID-19 pandemic: A catalyst for accelerating the change agenda

Law departments, like the businesses they support, had a tough and challenging 2020. The pandemic caused major changes to in-house departments, as they shifted quickly under external and internal pressures. The four main effects of the pandemic on corporate law departments were:

  • Increased workload
  • Shifting demands for external support
  • Traditional law departments struggled to adapt
  • Safeguarding the business becoming a top priority

Ongoing global research from Acritas’s Sharplegal shows that some departments came through the pandemic stronger and that highly successful departments had common responses to the crisis.

Get your complimentary copy of the 2021 State of Corporate Law Departments report to discover how those highly successful departments thrived in adversity, and what lessons your department should take to prepare for further upheavals and transformations.

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