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The Top Priorities for Legal & Compliance Leaders in 2022

Legal and compliance leaders face persistent disruption, from economic uncertainty to regulatory instability and fragmentation. With 2022 bringing heightened legal, regulatory and social uncertainty, legal leaders must rethink how they provide critical services and strategic guidance. 

Gartner's survey of its global legal clients reveals where legal and compliance leaders are focusing their efforts for success in 2022. 

Discover this year’s top priorities and learn how to tackle your business goals for 2022 and beyond. 

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