Monthly Archives: August 2011

Legal expense management news for August 26

Question for GC’s who have a “we don’t pay for first year’s” policy with their outside law firms – will BigLaw business training programs for junior lawyers make a difference? Will it affect your panel selection decisions? Mobile device patent … Continue reading

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Social gaming GC’s – the NPE’s have arrived – are you ready?

Corporate Counsel reports that patents related to social gaming (FarmVille, Mafia Wars, etc.) may be the “next big litigation battlefield.” Whether you call them non-practicing entities or trolls (and each viewpoint has adherents), the effect of the dozens of patent-holding … Continue reading

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Multiple choice on outside counsel travel expenses

The Wall Street Journal reported today that notwithstanding our bumpy economic climate, business travelers “are eating well” and “flying in style.” The validity of some of the survey results has been the subject of vigorous debate in the comments section … Continue reading

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Legal expense management “news you can use” for August 19

The Economist zeroes in on BigLaw alternatives. The article concludes by stating “It is more than a decade since the internet made book-buying cheaper and more convenient. If technology now helps cut gargantuan legal bills in America and elsewhere, it … Continue reading

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Legal expense management “news you can use” for August 12

Law departments hiring grads straight out of law school. Further pressure on the traditional BigLaw model. Microsoft disbands legal industry sales team. Seems to me that Office won the law firm wars years ago. Legal software – hype, reality, other. … Continue reading

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Legal expense management “news you can use” for August 5

A win for the defense on e-discovery cost reimbursements. Litigation managers, will this affect how you budget for electronic discovery expenses? Reverse auctions on the rise. General Counsels – have you used one? If not, are you considering it? Five … Continue reading

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