Intapp Risk Staffing Survey Readout: Risk Staffing Trends Helped Firms Craft a Stronger Pandemic Response

  • Legal

The COVID-19 pandemic dealt law firms and other professional service firms an unprecedented hand, but research shows that the professionalization of risk teams — and their firms’ support for distributed staff — helped position risk services to continue without interruption during stay-at-home restrictions. Tune in to hear a panel of experts reflect on key findings from our recent Intapp Risk Staffing Survey that firms can use to inform their strategies in the new normal:

  • How staffing models — increasing professionalization of the risk function — and technology set the stage for remote work, and enabled effective operations during the early months of pandemic response
  • How firms can balance a global risk perspective with pragmatic local requirements
  • How we can better respond to the broadening mandate of risk departments: including client commitments, cybersecurity, and information governance

Meg Block, Vice President at Intapp Risk Consulting, welcomes Patricia Fitzpatrick, Senior Director Compliance and Information Governance at Seyfarth Shaw, and Jennifer Schwendemann, Senior Director and Associate General Counsel of Risk Management at Littler Mendelson, for a discussion on how firms can tune leading practices based on research findings, and face the future with deeper insights into risk staffing implications.