1. Communicate with the New Leadership
Contact the new leadership to introduce yourself and establish a professional relationship as soon as possible. You need to understand the new leadership’s priorities and goals for the company.
2. Review and Update Relevant Agreements and Documents
Review and update any agreements and documents that may be affected by the change in leadership, such as contracts, NDAs, and other legal agreements.
3. Stay Informed on the Company’s Direction
Stay informed about the company’s direction and any changes in strategy or priorities that may come with the new leadership. This can help you anticipate and respond to any legal issues.
4. Communicate with the Client’s Internal Legal Team
If you are outside counsel for the company, the client likely has an internal legal team. You should communicate with them and work together to ensure a smooth transition and continuity of legal services.
5. Be Flexible and Responsive
Change in leadership can bring unexpected developments, so you need to be flexible and responsive to any new legal needs or challenges that may arise.
6. Continuously Educate Yourself
It’s important to stay informed and educated on changes in laws, regulations, or best practices that may impact the company or its industry and share that information with the new leadership.