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Corporate Counsel Summit: Day 1 wrap-up

The first day of Lawyers Weekly’s virtual conference for in-house lawyers was jam-packed with high-level insights and practical takeaways for attendees.

user iconReporter 06 November 2020 Corporate Counsel
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Day 1 of this year’s Corporate Counsel Summit is in the books, with five jam-packed sessions providing attendees with a plethora of guidance and practical tools to bolster one’s professional capabilities in-house.

785 professionals tuned in for Day 1.

The opening keynote saw Cliff Rosenberg (founder and former managing director of LinkedIn ANZ) and Anna Bagley (group general manager of risk and legal at Programmed) chat about the journey towards corporate leadership in the post-pandemic world, while the second keynote – featuring Relativity chief information officer Andrew Watts – outlined how best GCs can ensure they remain ahead of the game with technological trends, particularly in such a rapidly evolving professional marketplace.


In a spotlight session, LegalVision partnered with Lawyers Weekly to discuss the NewLaw provider’s newly released General Counsel Toolkit, with the firm’s head of legal transformation, Thomas Kaldor, espousing the benefits of three of the resource’s 30 cards to elevate the skills and strategic thinking of in-house legal leaders.

The first panel of the summit saw LOD (the principal partner for last night’s Corporate Counsel Awards) moderate a discussion about the role of senior corporate lawyers in better managing junior professionals in the new normal so as to not only better foster the talents of the emerging generation, but garner a more collegiate and efficient workplace.

In the final session of the day, Lawyers Weekly deputy editor Jerome Doraisamy moderated a discussion with Australian Red Cross Lifeblood GC and chief privacy officer Marion Hemphill and Google Australia and New Zealand director of legal Shoshana Shields about how best legal departments can be navigating the choppy waters of COVID-19 and ensure teams are thriving as we enter a post-pandemic world, particularly with regards to looming regulatory changes and prospective class action proceedings.

Reflecting on the first day of CCS, Mr Doraisamy said: “The second annual summit has been a while coming, and we are thrilled that we’ve been able to get this event off the ground after such a turbulent and uncertain eight months. Our events team has done an extraordinary job in bringing the summit to life.”

“Today’s sessions were just as insightful and illuminating as they promised to be, and we can’t wait for what is to come on the second day of the summit,” he added.

Day 1 of CCS also saw Nina Komorowski of Deloitte win the daily $500 cash prize. A second cash prize will be up for grabs on Day 2.

The virtual Corporate Counsel Summit 2020 continues on Friday.

To register for Day 2, click here.