This session will be recorded and made available in the replay café
Traditionally, the role of the in-house lawyer was focused on supporting the business to operate within the applicable legal framework. As businesses and cooperation models developed, the in-house lawyer gradually started to take on more responsibilities or would follow an alternative career path (such as compliance, internal audit, operations, HR etc). Trying to keep up with today’s fast-pace changes and new challenges requires a different and much broader approach. Nowadays, lawyers are expected to push the existing legal limits in order to enable the company to implement its business strategies; they are asked to create (sometimes from scratch) the proper environment where their employers’ business may flourish. It has become more obvious than ever that the success of the in-house lawyer is bound with the success of the business itself. Our panel will discuss the challenges the in-house lawyer faces in the 21st century when keeping up with these new demands and how they can transform their actions into revenue within this demanding and remote environment.