What Are the Evolving Roles of the Law Firm and the Corporate Legal Department – Has it Evolved with the Arrival of this New Pandemic?

April 8, 2021

In the last 12 months, law firms across the globe have already begun to feel the effects of disruptive trends of COVID-19, while corporate legal departments are increasingly being asked to reduce costs and operate more efficiently than ever before. New innovative methods of the client/customer focus with the ability to flex and adapt to a raft of changes will have to be managed. This will be more so the case as both law firms and corporate legal departments explore various new platforms and tools to meet the demands to support remote work and virtual collaboration.

With more organizations already endorsing flexible working arrangements and work/life balance thanks to the pandemic, the panel discussed whether lawyers will be able to balance their home life with work in a way that the global legal industry has rarely seen before.

Hosted by the Legal 500 Webinars, the 45-minute panel discussion, followed by a Q&A session, saw an expert panel of in-house and private practice leaders discuss the opportunities available for those wanting to engage in a creative and open-minded way with the challenges faced in a post-COVID world while prioritizing business continuity and client services. 


  • Reşat Moral – Managing Partner, Moral & Partners
  • Barbaros Karaahmet – Chief Operating Partner, Herrick, Feinstein LLP
  • Rana Hoffmann – Deputy Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, Koç Holding A.Ş.
  • Zeynep Zeren – Head of Legal & Compliance, Henkel, Turkey
  • Hande Karakulah – General Counsel, Turkey Middle East Africa, Natura & Co