Large outside counsel bills got you down? It could be that your outside counsel team lacks basic tech skills, as one in-house counsel has found. Maybe it is time for your company to run some basic tech skills tests on your outside counsel:
Frustrated by ridiculous bills for routine commodity matters, Flaherty decided to strike back, and recently launched his technology audit program, where firms bidding for Kia’s business must bring a top associate for a live test of their skills using basic, generic business tech tools such as Microsoft Word and Excel, for simple, rudimentary tasks. So far, the track record is zero. Nine firms have taken the test, and all failed. One firm flunked twice.