"Lean and Mean Part 2: Strategies for Cutting External Costs and Getting the Most from Your Service Providers," InsideCounsel
In the April 2013 issue of InsideCounsel, attorney Michael H. Trotter was quoted in the article “Lean and Mean Part 2: Strategies for Cutting External Costs and Getting the Most from Your Service Providers.” The article discusses how law departments can best manage outside counsel relationships in the wake of the recession, leverage technology and relationships to trim external costs, and work with alternative service providers. Trotter advises legal departments to be accountable for increasing hourly rates by taking advantage of tools that place limitations on who is authorized to work on a matter, as well as the number of hours that any individual can bill to a matter in a given day. In addition, he suggests that it is entirely possible now to ascertain whether law firms are honoring their commitments with respect to the rates they’re charging. For the full article, please click here.