Four Ways Legal Departments Can Survive (and Thrive) in a Recession

Forecasts suggest that a recession is on the horizon, causing particular stress to CEO's and the wider C-Suite.

In a KPMG survey of 400 leaders of large U.S companies, 91% of respondents predict a recession in 2023, and only 34% believe it will be 'mild and short'.

It is imperative that in-house Legal Departments adjust their legal operations to match challenging economic conditions.

The benefits: weather this rough period AND build closer ties to the business side that can last far longer than an economic downturn.

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There will be a global recession, and a string of financial crises in emerging markets and developing countries

The World Bank, Risk of Global Recession in 2023 Rises Amid Simultaneous Rate Hikes


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Preparing your Legal Department for a looming recession

Take four key steps to help ensure your in-house legal team is prepared for a recession: 

  • Take a business-first approach
  • Assess your Legal Department service model
  • Review the Legal budget
  • Demonstrate the immense value delivered by your in-house legal team

With focus on a common theme, these key points take a proactive approach to preparing for a recession. Ensuring that better results are achieved than if the Legal Department were to sit back and wait to make changes.

Download the white paper: Four ways Legal Departments can survive (and thrive) in a recession

In this white paper, we outline how in-house legal departments can partner with their organizations to face an economic recession and thrive!

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Additional resources

Recession Readiness Part 1: Align with the C-Suite

In-house legal teams should take the opportunity to cement existing - or forge stronger - connections with their C-suite by aligning with their goals and helping to minimize damage. Learn more >

Recession Readiness Part 2: Defend with Data

As a recession looms, it’s time to demonstrate the value of your corporate Legal Department using data. Learn more >

Recession Readiness Part 3: Develop Your Emergency Budget

The threat of a recession poses great danger to already-stressed Legal Department budgets. How can in-house teams get ahead of potential budget cuts? Learn more >

Recession Readiness Part 4: Show Your Value

Legal Departments that can quantify the value they deliver are far more likely to survive budget cuts and layoffs in a recession. Learn more >

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