Monthly Archives: November 2010

The law biz – the big picture in 2:47

General Counsels and law firm leaders may find the data in this video of interest. In just two minutes and forty-seven seconds of catchy graphics and music, it makes some good points about the growth in the number of lawyers … Continue reading

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$1.3 billion of enterprise risk management lessons from Oracle vs. SAP

There’s been no lack of coverage in the business and legal press regarding Oracle’s $1.3 billion jury award against SAP. I will leave it to others to comment on issues such as whether the correct damages model was applied, and … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news – this week’s highlights

This week’s theme: LPO’s set for U.S. expansion – and LPO momentum continues to build in the U.K. Pangea3 set to open U.S. LPO offices after acquisition by Thomson Reuters Qwest GC rejects most AFA strategies U.K. firm outsources support … Continue reading

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Notes from the Texas Global Intellectual Property Leadership Summit

I attended the Summit yesterday. The speakers included Congressman Lamar Smith (who will chair the Judiciary Committee in the new Congress); David Kappos, Director of the USPTO; James Pooley, Deputy Director General at WIPO; and Lee Soowon, Commissioner of the … Continue reading

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What does the Pangea3 acquisition mean for the LPO industry?

Thomson Reuters is acquiring Pangea3. Will this turn out to be a watershed event for the LPO industry? Will Thomson Reuter’s resources give Pangea3 the capital and cross-selling opportunities to enable it to take a clear lead over its LPO … Continue reading

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Moving contract management towards a strategic asset

Last week I attended a very interesting webinar sponsored by the International Association for Contract and Commercial Management. The topic was “Document-Centric or Data Driven: An Executive’s Experience Transforming Contract Management into a Strategic Asset.” The discussion featured a product … Continue reading

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Making Your Law Department Resources Go Further

In connection with the General Counsel Forum’s 12th Annual Conference of General Counsel in San Antonio last week, I published a two-part article on recent trends and developments that can help in-house counsel stretch their resources – in keeping with … Continue reading

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Welcome to Our New Blog

We’ve added a new blog to 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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The Five Safest Places on Earth

Those who spend part of their time thinking about risk, risk management and risk mitigation in their enterprises might enjoy this article on some extremely safe places.

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Negotiating by email

I’ve seen many  contract negotiations conducted primarily – or even exclusively – via email.  This article is a good summary of how to improve the value you get when negotiating a deal through a chain of emails.

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