In-House Counsel Continue to Do More

The trend of in-house counsel continuing to do more is illustrated by Jacqueline Simmons, GC of Indiana University:

“Since joining Indiana University as vice president and general counsel in 2012, Jacqueline Simmons has reduced the money spent on outside legal assistance by doing two things — handling more work internally and demanding price discounts from law firms. What is happening at IU, one of the state’s largest employers, is not uncommon. Certainly since the Great Recession and possibly a little before, businesses have been relying less on outside counsel and using in-house attorneys more to work on legal matters. The main drivers behind the trend are companies’ desire to save money as well as to increase efficiencies in getting work done.”

Read: Trend of in-house counsel doing more internally likely to continue | The Indiana Lawyer

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