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2021 state of corporate law departments

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

Over the course of 2020, many legal departments and the organisations they support experienced a tough and challenging year. COVID-19 had a significant impact on in-house departments as they moved quickly to respond to internal and external pressures. The four main effects of the pandemic on corporate law departments were:

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

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

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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