Monthly Archives: January 2011

Legal expense management news (and a bonus item) from the last week of January 2011

More reactions to Thomson Reuters’ acquisition of Pangea3. A BigLaw perspective on the ethics of outsourcing. You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours – Barclays to measure panel firms on amount of business they refer to Barclays. Crowdsourcing comes to … Continue reading

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Maximizing the collaborative value of e-billing and matter management systems

I’ve previously offered my perspective on the potential benefits of e-billing and matter management systems for corporate legal departments. Recently I’ve spoken to BigLaw partners responsible for managing their relationships with major clients that use these systems, and as a … Continue reading

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Legal Expense Management – More News from January 2011

Clifford Chance and Microsoft partner to develop matter-centric DMS on SharePoint platform – is Microsoft’s intensified focus on the legal market a good thing for corporate legal departments? Pricing for e-discovery services headed towards commoditization – or not? Contingent fees … Continue reading

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Legal expense management – the latest news

Is Radiant the first firm to fully embrace Richard Susskind’s model for the future of the legal profession? UK law firm launches Excalibur, a Sharepoint-based DMS – will compete with iManage and OpenText. More on Upside’s SaaS strategy for CMS. … Continue reading

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Legal Project Management – Part 2

In my previous post on Steven Levy’s book Legal Project Management: Control Costs, Meet Schedules, Manage Risks, and Maintain Sanity, I outlined his basic themes. In this post, I summarize his LPM framework and suggest some questions that General Counsels … Continue reading

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Legal Project Management – Part 1

Legal project management, or LPM, is starting to generate more buzz among General Counsels and BigLaw partners. For example, firms such as Eversheds and Seyfarth Shaw tout their expertise in LPM as a competitor differentiator. So what’s it all about? … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news – catching up from the holidays

Following are the highlights from the last few weeks – we will be back on our regular Friday schedule beginning next week. Recent legal industry deals highlight growth in alternatives to traditional law firms Interesting article on ruralsourcing – this … 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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