When her law firm developed a report on the top topics of concern to boards of directors in 2020, Kerry Berchem knew a key audience would be general counsel as well.

“We do try to address topical items directed toward directors, but we believe a primary component of readership are general counsel, as the board’s trusted advisers,” said Berchem, a partner in the New York office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.