Monthly Archives: June 2011

LPO – Takeaways from the Global Legal Process Outsourcing Conference, NYC, June 2011

I recently moderated two days of discussions at the Global LPO Conference sponsored by KPO Consultants. Following are some of the key themes that I noted from the panels, presentations, Q&A and informal dialogue: – Even after 20+ years in … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for June 24

A light news week….. More on U.K. firms nearshoring to Belfast. Northern Ireland wins some, loses some. The Nortel patent auction may set a new standard for IP valuations. And check out how many BigLaw attorneys it takes to move … Continue reading

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Legal expense management “news you can use” for June 17

The courts face budget pressures that will be familiar to in-housers. Several of these tips for using technology to increase efficiency may resonate with law department leaders. New York City Bar issues ethics opinion on litigation financing. I’d call it … Continue reading

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Legal expense management “news you can use” for June 10

Law firm outsourcing isn’t limited to legal processes. Is this a one-off or a sign of law firms configuring themselves to focus on what they do best – providing legal advice, rather than managing non-core activities? Corporate audit fees hold … Continue reading

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What if you were required to rotate your primary outside law firms?

The Chairman of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board recently stated that it was prepared to consider “mandatory audit firm rotation” as part of addressing the issue of audit quality. Although the concept of “auditor independence” creates a different role … Continue reading

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Legal expense management “news you can use”

Do law firm profitability trends, combined with economic and technology factors, “set the stage for law firms to approach differently the way they work for and relate to their clients”? The five categories of work described in this article echo … Continue reading

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