‘Do you want to get more out of your legal department? Let’s work on an e-learning model! It will equip your organization with new legal perspectives, knowledge and governance insights.’
Bernadette van Leeuwen
Bernadette is a lawyer and consultant with a substantial background in corporate law and risk governance. After her PhD on the freedom of enterprise, she went into private practice in Rotterdam and Amsterdam, focusing on international commercial transactions.
Since 2002 Bernadette focused on the position of in-house lawyers in private organizations. First as an in-house lawyer at one of the Big Four auditing firms, later as a consultant in a firm dedicated to Law Department Management (JuristvandeZaak).
Based on her broad experience as an academic teacher and in house lawyer with advisory, risk management and compliance roles she developed tools to analyze the legal function within organizations and developed tools and training programs for legal department alignment with business goals.
The legal risk management training developed by Bernadette perfectly illustrates the benefits of alliance between legal departments and the organization at the same time offering reliance while monitoring and mitigating legal risks. The cooperative form of Liance stimulates her to further develop workable tools for legal departments.
Fields of expertise
Company law and integrity on academic as well as practical level
Governance of legal and privacy risks
Legal risk management advisory
Law department optimization
Inspiration and training sessions for law firms and legal departments
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