The current fierce competition for legal talent has made it more challenging than ever to hold onto great employees. It’s a struggle both law firms and legal departments are experiencing.

It’s a phenomenon noticed by all four lawyers on a panel Thursday at ALM’s Women Influence & Power in Law conference, discussing how the pandemic has affected their leadership style. The three in-house leaders and a law firm partner made clear that good talent cannot be taken for granted, and even if a leader does everything right, valuable team members still may leave.