Reducing Legal Costs

Alternative Fee Arrangements, Work Allocation and Other Innovations for Keeping Legal Department Costs in Check

Monday, March 31, 2008

About

With 90% of US companies engaged in litigation at any given time, it is hardly surprising that legal budgets are continuing to rise. And, with law firms increasing their billable rates to record levels, companies' bottom lines are being hit harder each year. As budgets tighten in the current economy, the pressure to reduce costs will rise, making it imperative that you take a hard look at implementing alternative fee arrangements, outsourcing and offshoring of legal services and technological tools.

To facilitate this analysis, the American Conference Institute's publication from Reducing Legal Costs will give you the insider's view on how to achieve true and significant cost reduction in your legal department.

Contents & Contributors

About

With 90% of US companies engaged in litigation at any given time, it is hardly surprising that legal budgets are continuing to rise. And, with law firms increasing their billable rates to record levels, companies' bottom lines are being hit harder each year. As budgets tighten in the current economy, the pressure to reduce costs will rise, making it imperative that you take a hard look at implementing alternative fee arrangements, outsourcing and offshoring of legal services and technological tools.

To facilitate this analysis, the American Conference Institute's publication from Reducing Legal Costs will give you the insider's view on how to achieve true and significant cost reduction in your legal department.

Contents & Contributors

EVALUATING ALTERNATIVE FEE ARRANGEMENTS TO CONTROL LAW FIRM AND CONSULTANT COSTS
Andrew L. Schaeffer, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. (Wilmington, DE)
George Murphy, Kilpatrick Stockton LLP (Atlanta, GA)

ACES: AN ALTERNATIVE FEE MODEL THAT WORKS
Mark D. Wolf, FMC Technologies (Houston, TX)

STRUCTURING AND NEGOTIATING NON-TRADITIONAL FEE AGREEMENTS
Dan Cosgrove, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. (Johnston, IA)

STRUCTURING AND NEGOTIATING NON-TRADITIONAL PRICING ARRANGEMENTS
Ralph H. Palumbo, The Summit Law Group (Seattle, WA)

NON-HOURLY FEES: BETTER QUALITY AT LESS COST
Lindley J. Brenza, Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP (Denver, CO)

REVAMPING THE RFP PROCESS TO PROMOTE SAVINGS WHILE MAINTAINING QUALITY OF SERVICE
Anne Kennedy, Tyco International (Livingston, NJ)

PREFERRED PROVIDER PROGRAMS: STRUCTURING FOR SUCCESS Andrew E. Shipley, Northrop Grumman Corporation (McLean, VA)

REDUCING THE COST OF LITIGATION: DO YOU HAVE THE COURAGE?

Patrick Lamb, Valorem Law Group LLC (Chicago, IL)

LEGAL TECHNOLOGY: MONITORING LEGAL SPEND
Lucy Fato, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (New York, NY)
Michael Caplan, BusinessEdge Solutions Inc. (East Brunswick, NJ)

ALTERNATIVE STAFFING OPTIONS TO REDUCE EMPLOYEE EXPENSES
Marc Zamsky, Hudson Legal (Philadelphia, PA)
Vincent M. Catanzaro, Dupont Legal (Wilmington, DE)



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