Monthly Archives: October 2012

Legal expense management news for October 26, 2012

Fee pressure ramps up in Asia as public pitches require BigLaw to quote fees in front of their competitors. “In addition to the use of public pitches, Chinese companies have been developing more rigid procurement processes to get the lowest … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for October 19, 2012

From our “how much does it cost” files: disputes between Russian oligarchs can generate £50 million and more in legal fees. And….inventor of plastic pump-action shotgun that blasts flies with salt reports spending $50,000 on patent lawyers. Crowdsourcing company gives … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for October 12, 2012

With photocopying on the decline, law firms look to printing, scanning and other office services as revenue opportunities. (I remember one BigLaw senior partner telling me some years ago that his law firm had assessed profitability across all practice groups … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for October 5, 2012

Will proposed new e-discovery rules make patent infringement cases at the International Trade Commission “more affordable”? Why do clients fire law firms? Survey shows top reasons include “too expensive (21 percent); bad advice or no expertise (18 percent); poor service … Continue reading

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