Monthly Archives: January 2012

Introducing BLAST™, the Boosting Legal Alignment Schematic Tool

We have released BLAST™, the Boosting Legal Alignment Schematic Tool. BLAST enables General Counsels and other law department leaders to quickly and easily create a schematic of how well their internal and external legal expenses are aligned with their most … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for January 27, 2012

U.K. BigLaw deal with LPO vendor includes significant financial engineering, to the tune of millions of pounds. Reminds me of a lot of IT outsourcing and BPO deals I worked on in the ’90′s – which taught me that this … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for January 20, 2012

D.C. Court of Appeals opines on UPL issues for NFF’s. Alternative fee arrangements in the news…but is a discount really an AFA? E-discovery industry M&A continues – Symantec headed to the cloud with LiveOffice. For those of us with an … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for January 13, 2012

Litigation funding news – new spin-out from Credit Suisse. UK panel review update – some are procurement-oriented reverse auctions, while others focus on other factors; and offshoring/nearshoring requirements are here to stay. These panel reviews are likewise putting heavy pressure … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for January 6, 2012

We’re back after a week off for the holidays. The ICC is updating its rules to reduce the cost of arbitration – and seeking in-house input along the way. If you’re interested in the law firm perspective on value-billing, check … Continue reading

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