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Almost 70% of in-house legal and compliance officers are having a hard time juggling mostly unplanned and urgent work in the COVID-19 economy.

The survey from Gartner taken in June and released Thursday shows 68% of the 286 participating legal leaders are struggling to manage the heavier workload brought on by the pandemic and the subsequent recession. The main matters contributing to the workload are labor and employment at 44%, government affairs and relations at 42%, and regulatory and compliance at 39%.

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Kibkabe Araya

Kibby Araya is the in-house desk editor for Corporate Counsel. She can be reached at [email protected], Twitter and LinkedIn. She is based in Los Angeles.

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