How did in-house legal departments manage during the global COVID-19 pandemic? Our annual survey examines the issues faced by corporate counsel, legal, and compliance officers in the United States and Europe through this past year of disruption.

  1. Cybersecurity and data privacy are top of mind as companies address vulnerabilities in connection with virtual work.
  2. The global pandemic exposed a new range of challenges in the areas of business interruption insurance claims, CARES Act or government aid compliance, and the MAC clause.
  3. Bet the company litigation remains high, driven by M&A disputes during the past twelve months.
  4. Corporate counsel are focusing on urgent issues affecting their organizations, and they are less concerned with future disruptive factors, including regulation, political activity, and environmental factors.