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Legal expense management “news you can use”

A report from the U.K. on LPO trends. One takeaway: “In-house lawyers are twice as likely as those in private practice to prefer the solution of a single LPO provider handling low-cost repetitive work.” Nearshoring consequences – redundancies begin. Lest … Continue reading

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Legal expense management “news you can use”

The courts in China accepted 40% more intellectual property cases last year. Does that move the needle on your law department’s ROI on your Chinese patent portfolio and other IP efforts in China? U.K. firm launches new division offering automated … Continue reading

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New Survey on Risk Oversight Disclosures

The current issue of the NACD’s Directorship magazine includes a very interesting article on Deloitte’s survey of the S&P 500′s response to the new rule adopted by the SEC last year requiring enhanced disclosures regarding the Board’s role in risk … Continue reading

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WIPO Survey on Dispute Resolution

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva is conducting a survey on dispute resolution in technology matters. The survey is addressed to companies, research organizations, universities, government bodies, law firms, individuals and other entities involved in technology licensing and … Continue reading

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Thinking about LPO? Define “quality” first.

As I continue to talk to those active in the LPO market and think about LPO relationships, it seems to me that one of the key issues for any General Counsel considering LPO is being able to spell out what … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news – highlights for the week of December 6

This week’s theme: pressure on rates and fees, and the BigLaw model generally, continues to build. Arbitrator cuts BigLaw fees in half due to vague invoices, excessive staffing and other issues U.K. government reacts to huge rise in legal fees … Continue reading

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Notes from the General Counsel Forum’s Annual Conference

I recently attended the General Counsel Forum’s 12th Annual Conference of General Counsel. It was an excellent, and well-attended, event. Following are my key takeaways from several of the speakers – email me at Jim@Right-Tasking.com if you would like more … Continue reading

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Global LPO Conference 2010 – notes from a virtual attendee

KPO Consultants recently sponsored the Global LPO Conference 2010 in New Delhi. I wasn’t able to attend in person, but I have now attended all of the sessions “virtually.” Following are my key takeaways – email me at Jim@Right-Tasking.com if … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news – highlights for the week of November 29

This week’s theme: 2010 was a so-so year for BigLaw D.C. BigLaw says 2010 demand was flat Hours down, net income up, California and NY firms prosper, according to Wells Fargo and Citibank Pangea3 acquisition signals “The New Normal of … Continue reading

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Welcome to Our New Blog

We’ve added a new blog to Right-Tasking.com. Focus areas for the blog will include news on managing the costs of legal services, new approaches to managing outside counsel costs and law department operations, and all of the other challenges faced … Continue reading

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