Monthly Archives: May 2012

Legal expense management news for May 25, 2012

Continuing with our “have you assessed your outside counsel’s cybersecurity practices” theme – targeting of lawyers by cyber-spies and cyber-bandits is both “relentless” and “routine.” Have you briefed your Board on these issues? And in other continuing themes – technology-enabled … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for May 18, 2012

News International continues to rack up huge legal fees for phone hacking investigation. “The figures, contained within the company’s results for the last three months of 2011, showed the media giant spent $87 million (£55 million) in legal fees and … Continue reading

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Did alternative fee arrangements contribute to Dewey’s demise?

In a lengthy interview published in today’s edition of The Wall Street Journal (sub. req’d), two top Dewey partners – members of its office of the chairman – shared their views on why the firm is on the brink of … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for May 11, 2012

Tiered pricing for global employment law advice – fixed price for some matters, complexity-based for others – with budget predictability no doubt a key factor. Whether it’s Six Sigma or other programs to redesign how legal services are delivered, are … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for May 4, 2012

BigLaw and litigation finance firms increasingly linking up to fund business litigation. GC’s, are you looking at this option when you budget for major cases? If this new book on digital forensics is as good as the review suggests, then … Continue reading

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