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Modernization of Legal Teams: Building Culture in a Hybrid Environment

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 63 minutes
Recorded Date: June 15, 2022
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  • The Reality of Hybrid Work
  • Common Challenges
  • Creating Proximity
  • Conclusion
Runtime: 1 hour, 3 minutes
Recorded: June 15, 2022

For NY - Difficulty Level: For experienced attorneys only (non-transitional)


As hybrid has become the new normal for the present workforce, learning how to work effectively as a more geographically dispersed team is very relevant. Engaging your team can be extremely difficult through video calls, but it must be done in order to maintain your legal department culture in this environment.

Join as expert panelists navigate the reality of a hybrid workforce and how to best manage and engage teams. Leave this session with an understanding of what accountability and flexibility looks like in the future of work, and what needs to change in order to accomplish your goals.

This program was recorded as part of ALM & Corporate Counsel's Annual General Counsel Conference Midwest on June 15th, 2022.

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Melissa Seiler

Assistant General Counsel
Core Spaces

Melissa Seiler is Assistant General Counsel at Core Spaces. In this role, she advises on all of Core’s legal matters, with a focus on real estate transactions and financings. Melissa has also served as counsel for and was a partner at international law firm Greenberg Traurig.

She earned her J.D. from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Barnard College.

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Janneth Lanini

Senior Counsel
Reynolds Consumer Products

Janneth Lanini is a Senior Counsel at Reynolds Consumer Products, in her role, she primarily supports Procurement, Supply Chain/Logistics, and International Business, regarding all aspects of commercial transactions, including the negotiation of complex agreements, as well as related compliance and risk management matters. She serves as a trusted advisor and counsel to business units on compliance with applicable law, regulations and policies to drive brand and support strategic business initiatives.

Prior to joining Reynolds, Janneth worked in legal departments for government and non-profit agencies, as well as a law firm, focused on regulatory compliance and ethics. She held roles at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Acero Charter Schools, and the Chicago Transit Authority.

Janneth is the President of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois. Janneth received her J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law and her B.A. in Political Science and International Studies from Loyola University Chicago.

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Theresa Shea

Vice President & General Counsel
Utz Brand

Member of senior executive team formulating and implementing corporate strategy with $5M P&L ownership of eight -person Legal Department. Responsible for all aspects of corporate governance, M&A, commercial, litigation, regulatory, technology/IP and labor/employment/benefits practice areas as well as ethics & compliance program.

Shea earned her Bachelors of Arts in English and Education and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

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Greg Andrews

In-House Editor/Reporter

Greg Andrews is an editor/reporter for ALM's In-House desk. He previously was editor of Indianapolis Business Journal and business editor of The Indianapolis Star.

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