A Dispersed Legal Department Could Save Costs—Until It Doesn't | Corporate Counsel

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A Dispersed Legal Department Could Save Costs—Until It Doesn't | Corporate Counsel

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A Dispersed Legal Department Could Save Costs—Until It Doesn't
Corporate legal departments have spent the last several months working remotely out of necessity. But there could be great value—and great risk—in keeping the arrangement going long-term.
By Frank Ready | November 05, 2020 at 03:27 PM
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Embracing the potential of a more dispersed corporate legal department on an ongoing basis could help GCs find significant cost savings in the form of reduced travel and demand for office space. However, a more permanent shift toward remote working is not a decision that departments can afford to make lightly—and could even introduce some new costs into a company’s operating budget.
Frank Ready
Frank Ready is a reporter on the tech desk at ALM Media. He can be reached at [email protected]
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