What In-house Counsel Look For in Outside Counsel

Diversity, pricing and conflicts all factor in – the search is often not as simple as in-house counsel would hope:

“Now more than ever, the relationship between in­house and outside counsel is dynamic and complicated. ‘Looking for new firms now is sometimes a challenge, because everyone is either representing us in a case or suing us in a case,’ said Google’s Jim Sherwood. But, the ever­ quickening pace of innovation does mean that companies like Google keep one eye on outside practitioners. ”

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