Corrs gives GC the Harvard experience

By Emma Ryan|16 November 2016

Corrs Chambers Westgarth has partnered with a renowned Harvard professor to offer a unique program to the firm’s in-house clients.

The program, Leadership in Corporate Counsel, was facilitated by Harvard professor David Wilkins and rolled out to Corrs’ in-house clients last month.

Throughout the program, participants were treated to a discussion on all the challenges that GC face in their roles, the internal service provider’s dilemma and the future of in-house legal departments.

Professor Wilkins also highlighted a number of key issues on the horizon for general counsel.

This included aligning the general counsel function with the business, hiring, developing and retaining top professionals, as well as managing complex challenges such as data privacy and cyber security.

Professor Wilkins discussed how in-house legal professionals can build better and more collaborative relationships with outside firms, and understand the disruptive innovation that is reshaping the global legal services market.

Corrs partner and CEO John Denton AO said the program reinforced the firm’s commitment to providing support to its in-house clients.

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“We see it as our responsibility to help our clients see around corners and navigate the issues that will challenge them now and in the future,” he said.

“David is renowned for his critical thinking around the effectiveness of in-house legal teams, and we were delighted to connect him with our clients to help them navigate the key issues and significant industry developments impacting them.”

This program comes as Lawyers Weekly launches its first ever Corporate Counsel Awards.

The inaugural ceremony will take place in Sydney on 17 February 2017, celebrating the top in-house lawyers and legal teams across the country.

To learn more about the event, click here.

To lodge a submission, click here. Submissions close at 5:30pm on 2 December 2016.

Pictured left to right: Professor David Wilkins and Corrs partner and CEO John Denton.

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