Creativity will keep your company lean

The economy may be a headache, but it forces legal departments to innovate

Since I first came on as editor five years ago, many of my columns have centered on the struggling economy and every legal department’s challenge of doing more with less. And for good reason.       

The past few years have put general counsel and other legal department leaders in a unique position: dealing with substantially slashed budgets and staff while managing the same or increasing workloads. Sure, it’s every department leader’s job to work his budget most efficiently, despite the state of the economy. But no one would argue that the past few years have offered unprecedented challenges.


Cathleen Flahardy

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