Monthly Archives: July 2011

Legal expense management news – July 29

Google’s lobbying expenses up 54%. No surprise, given the antitrust scrutiny they’re under. Another firm announces a greater emphasis on “keeping clients happy” in making partner compensation adjustments. Smart strategy – or amazing that all firms aren’t already doing it? … Continue reading

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Legal expense management “news you can use” for July 22

The latest General Counsel compensation survey results are out. Overall a good year for large company GC’s. Delaware judges tap the brakes on plaintiffs’ counsel fees in M&A litigation. GC’s, will these developments affect your calculations of the benefits of … Continue reading

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Legal expense management “news you can use” for July 15

M&A-related class actions on the rise. GC’s, get out your checkbooks. If you’ve been following Axiom, go here for some interesting details and comments on their operations in the U.K. If you’re an in-houser with an itch to write about … Continue reading

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Legal expense management “news you can use” for July 8

In-house tech survey. A few key takeaways: e-billing gets high marks but has low penetration; tablets and smartphones are increasingly seen as an alternative to laptops, but also increase the already high expectations for the responsiveness and availability of in-house … Continue reading

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The in-house role – an academic perspective

The CEO of a major law department technology vendor recently passed along to me a copy of “Innkeepers: A Unifying Theory of the In-house Counsel Role” from a recent issue of the Seton Hall Law Review. I don’t spend much … Continue reading

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This week’s legal expense management “news you can use”

Nearshoring initiative garners further public funding. Will U.S. firms follow suit? Would they have different views on government oversight of their hiring levels? More panel review news from the U.K. Going from 10 to 4 – aggressive, strategic, other? Making … Continue reading

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