Monthly Archives: November 2013

Giving Thanks for My Mentors

In the spirit of Thanksgiving Day yesterday here in the U.S., this week I want to express my gratitude for a few of the mentors, colleagues, friends and family who have guided my career in various ways. It’s not an … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for November 22, 2013

Detroit’s BigLaw bankruptcy bill: $11 million and counting. Processes for reclaiming VAT paid on legal fees. Legal process outsourcing news: survey of in-house counsel shows that “availability of LPO – including outsourcing to external providers and the use of own … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for November 15, 2013

Five suggestions for managing legal fees when you have to pay but you’re not the client. Amid wave of law-firm megamergers, what do clients really want? Inside Counsel has more on the story here. A comparison of LPO strategies – … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for November 8, 2013

Patent lawsuit news: Google paid billions for a MAD (mutually assured destruction) strategy to prevent this kind of lawsuit, but it happened anyway. Patent litigators across the country hear “ka-ching!” BigOil GC reduces outside counsel spending by 50%, and changes … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for November 1, 2013

BigLaw and BigLPO join forces to open e-discovery and due diligence support center – onshore in Virginia. MF Global bankruptcy judge rejects objections to BigLaw’s fee requests, saying “”The fees in this case have been very high and it’s not … Continue reading

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