Companies have been finding some creative ways to meet with corporate counsel candidates during the COVID-19 outbreak. One had a private jet waiting to whisk off its chief lawyer finalist to corporate headquarters. Another wanted to connect with a potential hire at the local airport, which might not have been the best idea. Others held meetings in the parking lot outside corporate headquarters, standing at least six feet apart, of course. 

“It’s not an easy time to close executive searches. It’s not impossible, but generally people want to meet in person, and you can’t really do that right now,” said Sonya Som, a partner at Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles.

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