Law Department Management


Survey: Law Departments Grew in 2014

Spring hopes eternal: “Companies hired more employees in their legal and compliance departments in 2014 and expect the upward trend to continue, according to the “Global Legal and Compliance Salary Survey” conducted by Laurence Simons International….


What is litigation finance?

Want to learn more about litigation finance? Get the perspective of Christopher Bogart, the CEO and co-founder of Burford Capital and former EVP and GC of Time Warner Inc.: “In the aftermath of the financial crisis, ever-tightening corporate…


Benchmarking Corporate Legal Department Maturity

How mature is your law department? And no, we’re not asking about Bob who forwards chain emails to the legal group. “Benchmarking is an effective and data-driven way to determine what action items belong on…


Guide: Structuring your in-house legal team

Interested in learning more about structuring your in-house legal team? DLA Piper has published a resource for general counsel and other in-house counsel involved in law department management: “This article is aimed at both new…


Best Practices in Selecting Outside Counsel

Law departments of all sizes invariably need outside counsel on a regular or project basis.  Whether it is to fill gaps in expertise or to handle a material transaction or litigation matter, outside counsel can…


Guide to Free and Low-Cost Legal Research

What in-house counsel lawyer or law department is not under budget constraints while at the same time being required to deliver fast, high-quality legal services? Robert Ambrogi discusses a guide to free and low-cost legal…