Canadian Lawyer InHouse

October/November 2020

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Page 18 of 35 17 everyone safe, engaged and secure," says Korbak. Another challenge was maintaining strong communication channels throughout the crisis, with many employees working remotely — both in terms of personal interaction and organizational communication. "It's relatively straightforward to communi- cate out, but ensuring that you're getting the inputs and reactions from the business operations is much more challenging. When you are scheduling calls and video confer- ences all the time, you miss the nuances," says Korbak. Disclosures are critical for a public company such as Toromont, so Korbak continues to focus on quarterly reporting throughout the crisis and regularly engages local external counsel to assist in interpreting Right-sized Thinking® • 1-800-323-3781 • 2019-20 TOP 10 O N TA R I O R E G I O N A L F I R M The Right Fit Matters At Pallett Valo LLP we give you what you need, not what you don't. With our flexibility and the right expertise in a variety of business law areas, we provide you with a legal solution that is tailored to suit you – all without compromising service or quality. If you want legal representation that's just the right fit for you, try on our Right-sized Thinking®. and correctly applying laws in disclosures. The team also works with a network of trusted law firm partners when specific expertise is needed and in assisting with transactional work such as small claims and general liability. "That's where I find law firms can be very valuable in helping us come up with efficient solutions between internal and external counsel to deal with the churn of transactional things that constantly come up," says Korbak. In the months ahead, Korbak plans to continue reflecting on the opportunities presented to her and her team as they gradually move back to an office-based environment. "I want to hold on to that new under- standing and clarity and make sure we don't lose that focus," she says. Attended York University Osgoode Hall Law School Diversity 50 candidate, 2017 Women of Influence Canadian Diversity champion, 2012 Featured in the book Breaking Through: Tales from the Top Canadian Women General Counsel by Kirby Chown and Carrie Mandel, 2013 Member of Legal Leaders for Diversity and Inclusion FACT FILE

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