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As 2017 comes to a close, legal departments are planning for the year ahead. It’s been 365 days of litigation battles, regulatory updates, rapid technological growth and enough scandals to make any general counsel nervous. In the new year, legal departments will have to adapt to all the change that continues to come their way. Corporate Counsel spoke to a group of experts to get five recommendations for in-house counsel looking to prepare for all that 2018 is sure to bring:

1. Post-Weinstein, Look at Company Culture

The last few months of 2017 saw a slew of sexual harassment and assault allegations shake up companies around the world. As the initial shock of #MeToo turns into a widespread demand for change, in-house teams should be at the forefront of making a difference. And there’s a number of ways that could (and should) happen in the new year.

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Caroline Spiezio

Caroline covers the intersection of tech and law for Corporate Counsel. She's based in San Francisco. Find her on Twitter @CarolineSpiezio.

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