Risk Update

Risk Staffing Survey — Participation Deadline Looms (Friday), Don’t Risk Missing Out

My friend and colleague Meg Block at Intapp dropped me a line to remind folks that their annual Risk Staffing Survey is closing soon (Deadline: May 14th). You can read more and participate via this link.

I asked Meg if the analysis that’s sure to come out the other end was reserved solely for participants, and she was mysterious…

So if the topics below are on your mind, it’s probably safest to share your thoughts and contribute, to ensure a spot on the report distribution list.

Survey Overview:

  • “The annual Risk Staffing Survey explores the ways you and your colleagues conduct various risk-related activities. We’ve expanded the questions this year to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic changed the ways in which risk teams work.
  • “Participate in this year’s survey to share your insights on topics such as:
    • Conflicts resolution
    • Client due diligence
    • Business acceptance operations
    • Risk research
    • Client engagement terms management”

I attended their recent webinar on last year’s findings, featuring commentary by Meg, Patty Fitzpatrick (Seyfarth Shaw) and Jennifer Schwendemann, which is available here: “Intapp Risk Staffing Survey Readout: Risk Staffing Trends Helped Firms Craft a Stronger Pandemic Response.”

That report was definitely a slice in time, presenting a view of the world at a particular point during the pandemic:

  • “The COVID-19 pandemic dealt law firms and other professional service firms an unprecedented hand, but research shows that the professionalization of risk teams — and their firms’ support for distributed staff — helped position risk services to continue without interruption during stay-at-home restrictions. Tune in to hear a panel of experts reflect on key findings from our recent Intapp Risk Staffing Survey that firms can use to inform their strategies in the new normal.”

I’ve no doubt things have shifted, adjusted and evolved since last year’s survey. And I look forward to reading the eventual 2021 report.

You can read more, contribute your thoughts and get on the mailing list for the summary report: Risk Staffing Survey