Thriving in the Post-2020 Workplace: Enhancing Collaboration and Connectivity for Remote Legal Professionals

April 29, 2021

The Thomson Reuters Institute, in proud association with ILTA, presented the a two-part thought leadership webinar series on technology and the modern workplace in our remote, pandemic-tinged reality. Carol Goodman, co-Chair of Herrick's Litigation Department and Chair of the Firm's Employment Practice, was one of the featured speakers.

The pandemic has dramatically forced companies and organizations to make rapid adjustments to their operating procedures, including the establishment of remote work from home arrangements for all, if not a vast majority of professional services workers. However, transitioning operations from an office environment to fully remote settings with physically dispersed teams requires agility, sound collaboration, and business continuity planning. This discussion closely examined how new applications and innovations in remote work arrangements are successfully bringing workers “closer together” and redefining the ways legal professionals are managing business operations. Key discussion points included:

  • Cross-functional and intraorganizational collaboration while remote
  • Best practices in spurring collaboration and connectivity for disparate professionals
  • Ensuring information governance and data privacy amidst digital collaboration
  • Reimagining remote workspaces
  • Supporting a surge in work from home


  • Robert Elwood, Partner and Co-Founder, Practus, LLP
  • Carol M. Goodman, Partner; Co-Chair, Litigation Department & Chair, Employment Practice, Herrick, Feinstein LLP
  • Tiffany M. O’Neil, Director of Knowledge Management & Technology Innovation, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP