Category Archives: High-tech and IP

Legal expense management news for April 18, 2014

Washington Post on alternative fee arrangements (AFA’s): Is the legal market moving away from hourly billing for litigation? BigLaw survey shows that companies are spending more on high-stakes litigation and regulatory enforcement actions. The Texas Lawbook has more on the … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for March 28, 2014

Survey of large corporate clients shows demand dips as rates tick up: “Corporate clients purchased fewer hours from law firms in 2013 than they did the year before, even as they paid more for what they bought.” U.K. BigLaw, after … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for October 25, 2013

Check out this quick and easy to digest infographic summarizing the data on “The Rise of the ‘Large Enough’ Law Firms.” The Wall Street Journal takes on the story here. And another survey shows GCs are increasingly willing to move … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for October 11, 2013

In the spirit of Right-Tasking: “Unusually, BT asks its own lawyers to keep a record of what they are doing to make sure the right people are doing the right work.” Legal fees are expensive even when your slogan is … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for June 28, 2013

Fee pressure for Asian deals is “only partly about client sophistication. Just as important is that for clients, the stakes aren’t as high, and the consequences of bad lawyering aren’t as dire.” In-house leaders, is this consistent with your experiences … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for June 21, 2013

Patent litigation study shows that 2012 was “a banner year for patent infringement litigation. Massive damages awards made headlines. The 2011 America Invests Act (AIA) began making its impact. The influence of nonpracticing entities (NPEs) continued to grow. The number … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for June 7, 2013

U.K. firm “is expanding its back office financial analysis team in an effort to meet a growing demand from its lawyers for pricing-related data and market intelligence.” General Counsels, are you seeing the effects of similar efforts from your panel … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for May 10, 2013

BigLaw invests in pricing analysis. In-house leaders, are you seeing the benefits in your discussions with your outside firms on fee structures, project management and related topics? The app-ization of legal services continues, as BigLaw rolls out apps for FCPA, … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for April 12, 2013

The Wall Street Journal‘s coverage of $1,000+ hourly billing rates, and BigLaw’s discounting practices, has garnered a fair amount of coverage in the legal trade press. In-house leaders, how do you approach fee discussions that start with “rack rates”? The … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for March 29, 2013

After a brief hiatus, we’re back with the latest: The legal trade press and blogosphere have been abuzz with a case involving allegations of abusive billing by a leading BigLaw firm. The firm contends the billing was proper even though … Continue reading

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