Strategies for In-House Counsel to Reduce Litigation Costs: Insourcing, Bill Review, Managing Outside Counsel and More
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will address strategies that can be implemented by in-house counsel to reduce the overwhelming costs of litigation without sacrificing the quality of the service provided by outside counsel or compromising a strong legal defense to claims brought against the company.
- Pre-dispute techniques
- Choosing appropriate outside counsel
- Fee structuring and discounting
- Maximizing company assets
- Avoiding overlitigation
- Litigation best practices for outside counsel
- Bill review tools
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What can in-house counsel do before disputes arise to limit litigation?
- How should in-house counsel choose outside litigation counsel?
- Do alternative fee structures and fee discounts reduce legal costs?
- How can in-house counsel utilize company assets to in-source legal costs and avoid reinventing the wheel?
- What policies should be in place for outside counsel to avoid overlitigation and unnecessary fees?
- What tools can be used to ensure bills are accurate and the company is not being over billed?
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R. Patrick White
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