Monthly Archives: January 2013

Legal expense management news for January 25, 2013

Looking forward to seeing new products and services to help GC’s boost the value of their legal spend at LegalTech New York next week. Are your primary outside firms pursuing Dewey-esque strategies or focusing on defining and creating value for … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for January 18, 2013

I’d wager that just about every in-houser reviewing bills has pondered most or all of these questions about the billable hour. Consider those points in the context of this example of BigLaw increasing its billable hours target for associates. Panel … Continue reading

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A New “Anatomy” Course – Boosting the Value of Mediations

Like many young business lawyers of my generation, I considered James C. Freund’s Anatomy of a Merger – Strategies and Techniques for Negotiating Corporate Acquisitions a valuable roadmap for becoming a better deal lawyer and negotiator – in addition to … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for January 11, 2013

New survey shows that large companies’ total legal fees jumped 15% over the past two years, even as the billable hours they paid for were basically flat. GC’s, is this evidence of significant rate creep consistent with your own internal … Continue reading

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Confessions of a LinkedIn Geek: My Five Tips

At the risk of exposing how much of a LinkedIn geek I am (and going a bit off-topic as well), I must confess that at various points during the holidays, I found myself chatting with friends and family about how … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for January 4, 2013

Happy New Year! We’re back from the holidays after a week off: Contract attorneys – the new $1,000 per hour lawyers, at least when they work on plaintiffs’ securities class actions? Fee protest alleges “a great deal of evidence that … Continue reading

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