Monthly Archives: May 2011

Legal expense management “news you can use”

Just HOW much did that trade secrets/copyright case cost? Doll manufacturer seeks $130 million in legal fees. E-discovery market to hit $1.5 billion by 2013. The market may be “maturing and increasingly mainstream” but this is still a major cost … Continue reading

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LegalTech West Coast – notes and observations for in-house leaders

I attended LegalTech West Coast in Los Angeles on Tuesday and Wednesday – lots of interesting speakers, panels and exhibitors – following are my notes on points that may be of interest to in-house leaders seeking more value from their … Continue reading

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Legal expense management “news you can use”

Law firms start poaching each other’s e-discovery teams. Good news for clients that firms are focused on building these capabilities? Or could competition for scarce resources end up driving up rates? More panel rationalization in the U.K. (Or should I … Continue reading

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Should in-house leaders care about BigLaw legal structures when choosing outside counsel?

In an op-ed in the May issue of The American Lawyer (on-line version here – subscription required), Peter Kalis, the chairman of K&L Gates, argues that by treating independent firms within a Swiss verein as a single law firm for … Continue reading

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Legal expense management “news you can use”

Crowdsourcing for in-house lawyers – another option for doing more for less? U.K. construction company plans to increase use of LPO as part of panel review. The company reports that it will allow each firm to choose its own LPO … Continue reading

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Highlights from the NYSBA Task Force on the Future of the Legal Profession – Part Three

A task force formed by the New York State Bar Association recently published its report examining issues concerning the future of the profession. The panel’s roster is impressive and their commentary thoughtful. You will have seen my input on many … Continue reading

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Highlights from the NYSBA Task Force on the Future of the Legal Profession – Part Two

A task force formed by the New York State Bar Association recently published its report examining issues concerning the future of the profession. The panel’s roster is impressive and their commentary thoughtful. You will have seen my input on many … Continue reading

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Highlights from the NYSBA Task Force on the Future of the Legal Profession – Part One

A task force formed by the New York State Bar Association recently published its report examining issues concerning the future of the profession. The panel’s roster is impressive and their commentary thoughtful. You will have seen my input on many … Continue reading

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LPO survey data shows gaps between law firm and in-house perceptions and assumptions

Legal Week recently published a study on the use of legal process outsourcing by law firms and in-house lawyers in the U.K. Following are the findings I found most interesting: – 80% of respondents reported that cost is the main … Continue reading

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Legal expense management “news you can use”

A report from the U.K. on LPO trends. One takeaway: “In-house lawyers are twice as likely as those in private practice to prefer the solution of a single LPO provider handling low-cost repetitive work.” Nearshoring consequences – redundancies begin. Lest … Continue reading

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