Monthly Archives: April 2011

Legal expense management “news you can use”

How much does the House of Representatives pay BigLaw for advice? Something along the lines of a blended rate of $525 an hour. BigLaw getting……smaller? NLJ survey reports that the 250 largest U.S. law firms employ about 9,500 lawyers fewer … Continue reading

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Legal expense management “news you can use”

The courts in China accepted 40% more intellectual property cases last year. Does that move the needle on your law department’s ROI on your Chinese patent portfolio and other IP efforts in China? U.K. firm launches new division offering automated … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news – this week’s edition

Johnson & Johnson will pay $70 million to settle criminal and civil FCPA charges, and upgrade its compliance programs (take a look at Attachment D). That’s all well and good, but if it takes something like this for a huge … Continue reading

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Legal expense management – weekly update

Confirming what we knew already, even Google thinks that the best defense against patent trolls is having a large patent portfolio of your own – and they’re willing to spend some serious money to add to their portfolio. Get your … Continue reading

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On the importance of understanding your LPO’s hiring, training and retention strategies

The recent article “India Graduates Millions, but Too Few Are Fit to Hire” in The Wall Street Journal reported that “in the nation that made offshoring a household word,” some companies find themselves so short of local talent that they … Continue reading

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My daily GC checklist – what does yours look like?

This list was one of the tools I came up with to help me prioritize my time each day when I was a GC. I’m pretty sure that I adapted a number of the ideas from articles and books elsewhere, … Continue reading

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This week’s legal expense management news

AFA’s and LPO on the list of law firm hot topics for 2011. (And if you’re interested in learning more about LPO, check out this conference, coming to New York in June.) U.K. law regulators seek oversight on law firm … Continue reading

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