Law Department Management


Cost Savings Through Legal Procurement

As rates for law firms continue their inexorable rise, a legal procurement function may assist a company in achieving savings in its legal spend: “For many years, GCs and in-house attorneys resisted the influence of…


Legal Buyers Taking Charge

Once you grab hold of the reins, don’t ever let go: “The corporate segment of the legal marketplace is a buyer’s market, and they are driving change. Legal consumers were once content to proscribe cost-controls…





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…