Head of legal and compliance at infrastructure group Arteris and winner of LACCA’s General Counsel of the Year Award, Flávia Tâmega shares insights on the legal strategy that helped her business navigate one of the sectors worst-hit by the pandemic.
A huge increase in consumer demand and a joint venture with fellow pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has meant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)’s regional legal department has had a lot thrown at them in recent months. It is no easy feat juggling such diverse legal responsibilities while working remotely during a pandemic, but GSK’s team – winners of LACCA’s Regional Team of the Year Award – have found success.
Lawyers love to prepare them but never want to need them. Crisis management plans are a vital part of company legal departments’ responsibilities, though shaping them to handle the unexpected is a difficult task. Panellists at LACCA’s Virtual Series explored the damage control measures legal teams can take to avoid the litigious side effects of a crisis, as well as the solutions corporate counsel can pitch to business leaders at a company’s time of need.