How has the pandemic affected budget planning for your legal department?
It's better to be lucky than smart. Um, we we've had a whirlwind through the pandemic, uh, budget wise, uh, like, like all companies in March, 2020, uh, you know, we, we really tightened up and I had to have some, uh, relatively difficult conversations.
How did external counsel respond to reduced corporate legal department budgets?
They're all understanding at the time. And I said, listen, you know, stick with us. Um, uh, you know, this will pass. We'll make it up to you.
What was the biggest surprise to come out of the pandemic for your corporate legal department budget?
The the biggest kind of pandemic surprise in terms of budgeting was, was an acquisition.