2020 in review

As for everyone, 2020 was a year of transformation at RSG, moving to a fully digital roster of events. We were also proud to support the launch of the Digital Legal Exchange, a non-profit working to support in-house legal functions as they undergo digital transformation.

Our research revealed how the events of 2020 have radically transformed mindsets, and showed us that it is qualities of leadership, resilience and creativity that help the legal profession to adapt. Digital transformation is an ongoing process, not a marked destination. It requires new ways of thinking and we anticipate that in 2021 and the years ahead we will see more industry collaborations, particularly around data, to build more resilient and sustainable businesses.

Explore RSG’s 2020 research:

FT Innovative Lawyers Asia Pacific report: Lawyers’ innovative skills have been put to the test as never before following the spread of Covid-19 across Asia-Pacific and globally. We look at key areas of legal innovation — from strategy and clients to wellbeing — in light of the pandemic.

FT General Counsel report: We highlight 27 top in-house lawyers. Plus: Companies double down on ESG after the pandemic; requirements for a start-up mindset; making people matter in times of strife; and a radical makeover at Panasonic.

FT Digital Lawyers: In part 4 of our series on the legal sector’s response to digital transformation: how design-thinking can help lawyers; plus what the legal profession is reading on FT.com.

Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Europe report: Lawyers are going digital — plus the FT Top 30 law firms for 2020; leaders urged to do more on ethnic diversity; in-house teams act fast to help tackle Covid-19 challenges; and UK law firms bolster advisory units.

FT/RSG Global Summit: Our first ever digital global summit featured guest speakers exploring resilient leadership: crises, collaboration, and sustainability.

FT/RSG Global Summit speakers

FT Intelligent Business report: healthcare and public policy show how the coronavirus pandemic is testing the ideas and people behind the integration of data, technology and professional services. Plus: case studies that highlight best practice.

FT Innovative Lawyers North America report: After a year that put lawyers’ resilience to the test, we look at changes in the practice of law, the Supreme Court and beyond. Plus: the most innovative law firms, 20 leading individuals and 90 examples of best practice.

We love to hear from you! You can reach the RSG research team to ask us a question or discuss a project here: ftresearch@rsgconsulting.com