Category Archives: Outsourcing

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 February 7, 2014

New survey of corporate counsel on legal process outsourcing shows that “80 percent said they expect to see the LPO industry expand and improve its services over the next five years.” And LPO’s also received credit for their data analytics … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for November 22, 2013

Detroit’s BigLaw bankruptcy bill: $11 million and counting. Processes for reclaiming VAT paid on legal fees. Legal process outsourcing news: survey of in-house counsel shows that “availability of LPO – including outsourcing to external providers and the use of own … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for November 15, 2013

Five suggestions for managing legal fees when you have to pay but you’re not the client. Amid wave of law-firm megamergers, what do clients really want? Inside Counsel has more on the story here. A comparison of LPO strategies – … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for November 1, 2013

BigLaw and BigLPO join forces to open e-discovery and due diligence support center – onshore in Virginia. MF Global bankruptcy judge rejects objections to BigLaw’s fee requests, saying “”The fees in this case have been very high and it’s not … 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 4, 2013

Is there a paradigm shift underway allowing technology, LPO and other legal services delivery models to be the answer to the question “Who’s eating law firms’ lunch?” The ABA Journal has a companion piece on “How law firms can use … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for September 27, 2013

Combining “lawyers on demand” with project management capabilities an alternative to LPO? U.K. panel review news: 25-firm panel to be managed by legal operations center. Continuing the trend of the increased availability of benchmarking data, e-billing/matter management vendor launches “online … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for September 6, 2013

Plaintiffs’ counsel offer ten tips for reducing outside counsel costs on litigation matters. Continuing the “lists” theme: nine suggestions for reining in e-discovery spend are worth considering, given recent estimates that the amount of electronically stored information will double or … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for May 3, 2013

The Big Data era comes to the legal profession, as in-house and outside lawyers mine for pricing data, marketing strategies and case predictions. BigLaw links pricing analysis and project management because a “firm can’t staff a matter without knowing how … Continue reading

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