THE COVID- 19 PANDEMIC BROUGHT SUDDENchanges and unusual challenges to thedoors of many GCs and other corporatelaw department leadership. But the goodnews is that the experience of successfullyweathering those storms could give in-house counsel a much-needed boost tothe next rung on the career ladder.
At the very least, the COVID- 19 pandemic is definitely something that GCsshould expect to talk about during theirnext big job interview. “[Employers] arealready asking these questions. I mean onour C-level or GC-level searches throughcorporate legal departments, one of the veryfirst questions is, ‘Were you involved with aCOVID- 19 task force and what was yourcontribution?’” said Jared Coseglia, founderand CEO of TRU Staffing Partners Inc.
There’s not one right answer to that
question, but there are general themes
worth emphasizing that have to do with
the manner in which COVID- 19 has
altered the traditional concept of a cor-
porate legal department itself. While the
corporate legal culture has traditionally
been tied to the office, COVID- 19 and
social distancing have largely rendered
that culture inert, perhaps changing
what it means to be an effective GC or
department leader in the process. For
GCs, the skills on display here aren’t based
on technology, but on their ability to hold
a team together absent physical proximity.
California’s most respected neutrals
are now offering mediations
nationwide using secure video
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