Law Department Management


Leadership In-House – Head up or Head Down?

What does leadership in-house mean to you? “Every couple of months you’ll see an article, presentation or infographic trying to define the line between a leader and a manager…One of my favorite useless platitudes is…


General Counsel as Nurturers

It’s not all high-profile litigation and transactions – here is a piece on the role of general counsel as nurturers: “When Peter Kell addressed general counsel from leading companies recently, he made it abundantly clear that…


Legal Departments Bring $4 Billion Back In-House

It’s a pattern – in-house legal departments are bringing even more work back in-house: “Corporate counsel are shifting big-time spending back in-house—resulting in $4 billion moving in-house*. This also marks the 8th year of legal…


Male GCs More Likely to Increase Legal Spend

Only one of the interesting tidbits to be found in the Acritas 2016 Diversity Report – male GCs are more likely to increase legal spend: “Overall legal spend by men is expected to increase over the…


Law firms may bill for work of unpaid interns

Was it not that long ago that many law departments were pushing back on paying for time billed by “green” first year associates working on their matters? Well, for some companies, charges may be on…


GSK pays in-house lawyers to volunteer

While the legal department at GSK may be comparatively slower in adopting the program, the initiative still stands as a start contrast to practices at many firms where volunteer time doesn’t count and is often discouraged as…


On the Future of Law Departments

What does the future hold for law departments? “The question I’m posing, then, is whether we will get to the point where multi-billion corporations go without law departments or at least scale the law department…


Managing the Millennial Lawyer

What are the challenges of managing the millenial lawyer? What are the challenges for millenial lawyers? “According to U.S. Census Bureau data, the country’s population is comprised of more than 80 million individuals who were…


How to Elevate the In-House Counsel Role

What should in-house counsel focus on to elevate their role? An article at JDSupra has some suggestions: “The role of in-house counsel has evolved and status has been elevated.  Expectations have been raised by the…