RALEIGH, NC—On November 30, 2022, Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys Tara Cho and Theresa Sprain gave a presentation, “Agile Work Programs – The Good, the Bad, and the Uncertain,” to ACC members of the Raleigh/Research Triangle Area chapter. Sprain and Cho presented with Cisco Vice President and General Counsel, Stacie LeGrow, and the event was held at the Bridge Club in downtown Raleigh, NC. 

As its title suggests, the presentation touched on various aspects of hybrid work models. LeGrow gave specific examples of how Cisco’s hybrid work model has worked for its global employees, Sprain touched on employment and tax implications of being able to work from various locations, and Cho explained how remote work can increase cybersecurity breaches. The audience engaged in discussion on the pros and cons of remote work and how it’s changed their company culture. 

Serving more than 450 members in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill and surrounding areas in North Carolina, the Research Triangle Area Chapter of the ACC includes all of eastern North Carolina. The chapter provides a wide range of educational programs on topics relevant to in-house law practice such as crisis management, managing outside counsel, contracts 101, and intellectual property competitive intelligence.

Tara Cho chairs Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Team. Her practice is dedicated to counseling clients on privacy and data security issues across industries such as technology, retail, e-commerce, healthcare / healthtech and life sciences.

Theresa Sprain’s wide-ranging litigation experience positions her to provide business-minded advice on complex employment decisions and allows her to offer creative suggestions for resolving employment disputes prior to litigation. Her depth of experience has led her to handle a broad array of labor and employment matters, as well as litigation of restrictive covenants, issues involving departing employees and contract disputes.

Audience members listen as Tara Cho, Theresa Sprain and Stacie LeGrow are introduced.Stacie LeGrow holds a microphone and speaks. A presentation slide reads, "What Do Employees Say about Hybrid Work? 62% of employees agree that ability to work from anywhere impacts whether they stay at or leave a job (Source: Cisco Global Hybrid Work Study 2022)".Theresa Sprain holds a microphone and speaks to an audience member. A presentation slide reads, "Double Duty. How do you ensure that employees are working only for you? Do you care if employees are working only for you? Do your policies or agreements address full time work and conflicts?"ACC members of the Raleigh/Research Triangle Area chapter and other attendees enjoyed networking, cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres before and after the presentation.