Corporate Counsel Forum 2015: key issues for in-house legal

Corporate Counsel Forum 2015: key issues for in-house legal

LexisNexis was proud to be a sponsor of Legal Week’s Corporate Counsel Forum 2015 held in September. The two-day event – From Baseline to Brilliance – covered a range of engaging topics relevant to general counsel. The theme focused on how lawyers can demonstrate brilliance over and above the baseline now expected of them in the in-house legal environment.

Hear from leading GC's comment on how important is it to build an ethical and compliant culture.

The programme attracted legal leaders from the industry, and included sessions ranging from the art of project management, becoming a strategic business leader and effective planning for data breaches, through to imagining the legal department in 2020.

Here is our selection of key tips and takeaways from the event:

Data security

A powerful way of getting training out is to send a fake phishing e-mail to all staff which takes them through to data security training if they fall for it. 40-60% of employees will fall for it the first time. Repeated a year later, only 20-30% are likely to fall for it.

Most breaches occur by accident. Conduct a thorough risk analysis taking into account three things: people, processes and technology.

If using cloud computing, have a conversation with the regulators around how risk is profiled. This means extra work but will pay dividends with regard to both operational and regulatory risk.

Reputation management

The advent of social media has made this much m

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About the author:
Sophie Gould is the Head of Lexis®PSL In-house. Sophie worked as an in-house lawyer for 10 years including seven years as Head of Legal for Virgin Radio and Ginger Media Group. She has also run a legal risk and compliance training business.


Since joining LexisNexis in 2009 Sophie has worked on developing our legal and business content for the in-house legal community.  She also runs various networking and mentoring groups for in-house lawyers and works with schools to promote social mobility within the legal profession.