Idea Exchange

Going (Back) to the Office During the Pandemic

April 07, 2022


April 7, 2022 | 10:00 am-11:00 am EDT / 4:00 pm-5:00 pm CET

Organized by INTA’s Young Practitioners Committee

Join our Idea Exchange as  we share perspectives about workplace entry or re-entry during the pandemic. Panelists from the U.S. and Germany—from private practice and in-house—will give their personal views on such questions as:

  • How did you spend the past two years professionally?
  • What is the current status of your work environment?
  • What does the future look like for your work environment?

After 30 minutes, we will have two breakout sessions of 15 minutes each. The first session will deal with “social issues“ (for example, how to deal with colleagues you have never met in person before), the second session will deal with “work issues“ (for example, how to work in shared spaces). The breakout groups will discuss the topics for 10 minutes and then present their core findings for five minutes.

This event is free of charge and will be capped at 50 participants. Please RSVP only if you are certain that you will be able to attend. Registration will occur on a first-come, first-served basis and will be confirmed by email. Please register to attend no later than April 6.

Moderator: Nicholas Hawkins, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (USA)


  • Laura Jones, Bird & Bird LLP (Germany)
  • JC Zwisler, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (USA)
  • Francesca Silverman, Mastercard International Incorporated (USA)

Who should attend: Young Practitioners (i.e., those with less than five years of professional experience) who may not have experienced working in an office environment.

Register now