Category Archives: Law department tools – e-billing, CMS, metrics, etc.

Legal expense management news for May 9, 2014

Canadian judge criticizes Nortel lawyers for “shocking” fees. “Dozens of professional firms working on the case have drawn more than $1 billion combined from Nortel during the bankruptcy, and the spending has intensified as the trial approaches.” (sub. req’d) The … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for May 2, 2014

Two new tools for billing rate comparisons. One is designed for use by corporate counsel to benchmark outside counsel rates, providing “data on matter costs, hourly rates and alternative fee arrangements.” The other is aimed at helping BigLaw “slice and … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for April 25, 2014

IPO legal fees survey shows significant increases in the past two years. The American Lawyer has more on the story. BigLaw and other legal costs begin to mount in New Jersey bridge investigation. From our “how much does it cost?” … Continue reading

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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 April 11, 2014

BigLaw bill for Christie bridge inquiry will include 40% discount, according to New Jersey’s Attorney General. District court orders the Department of Labor to pay more than $565,000 in attorneys’ fees to oilfield services company for a case the judge … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for April 4, 2014

For GC’s tasked with responsibility for contracts management: 10 suggestions for increasing effectiveness and cutting costs. Will advanced technologies (think IBM’s “Watson” on TV’s Jeopardy) lead to “huge cost savings for clients”? U.K. panel review news: “drinks giant” appoints three … 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 March 21, 2014

U.K. Commercial Court survey findings on cost issues “hint at significant concern that London’s pole position as the dispute resolution centre of choice for Russian oligarchs, Persian Gulf sheiks and other international heavyweights is under threat.” Issues include court fees, … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for March 14, 2014

Shanghai’s Pilot Free Trade Zone may expand options for sourcing legal services in China. Highlights from Harvard Law’s Disruptive Innovation Conference, including “disruptive imitation.” If you have an IP litigation docket, keep an eye on the two cases regarding the … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for March 7, 2014

Law department operations manager’s message to law firms who want to stay with traditional hourly rate structures: “I’m not sure how much longer we’ll continue to work with firms that won’t change.” More competition coming to the legal services market: … Continue reading

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