Canadian Lawyer InHouse

August/September 2020

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18 COVER STORY THE 15TH ANNUAL InHouse General Counsel Roundtable focuses on the issue of risk management from the perspective of in-house counsel. Representing four diverse industries, our legal leader panelists came together remotely to share views and strategies for monitoring, assessing and preventing risk within their organizations. Factors such as reputation, privacy and data security are a concern for all, while other risks are unique to specific industries. While the risk of a product recall or a liability claim over a defective toy are concerns at Spin Master Corp., risks to patient and staff safety are top of mind at SickKids Hospital. The pandemic that rocked the world this year created a slew of new risk factors as financial security was threatened for many organizations, and a remote working environ- ment added new cybersecurity concerns. Chris Harrs, executive vice president, Managing risk in the era of COVID-19 General counsel share their strategies for assessing and mitigating increased risk with Lucy Saddleton

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