Monthly Archives: September 2011

Legal expense management news for September 30

BigLaw’s fees and expenses for TARP work criticized by auditors. In-houser’s frustrated with BigLaw billing practices will recognize many of the special inspector general’s complaints beginning at page 9. I saw all of these issues (and more) in a relationship … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for September 23

Defendant requests court award $3 million in legal fees as condition for permitting plaintiff to withdraw it lawsuit. A back-door “loser pays” gambit? Continuing the secondment theme – BigLaw associate parachutes into compliance hot-seat at News Corp. Another suggestion for … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for September 16

Interesting survey of U.K. and U.S. General Counsels. In-house leaders, what do you think about the “production line approach”? Getting your money’s worth from sourcing advisors – written by my friend Tony Mataya more from the perspective of ITO/BPO, but … Continue reading

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Secondment – however you pronounce it, worth another look

Over the course of two round-trips between BigLaw and in-house, and now in my consulting practice, I’ve encountered various examples of and opinions about secondments in the legal world. I’ve also heard it pronounced a wide variety of ways across … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for September 9

We’re back after a week away. “Legal rebels” at BigLaw and elsewhere – GC’s, what do you think about these initiatives? Is the “evolve or die” theme for BigLaw real or bunk? Do you pay attention to your outside counsel’s … Continue reading

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