Law Department Management


In-House Law Departments to Keep Growing

If you’ve noticed the headcount in your law department growing, you are not alone: “There’s a clear trend in Big Law practice of corporations building more capable legal departments that are less dependent on law firms, but…


On Making Law, Sausage and Legal Bills

The story of a new service, Viewabill.com, that promises to increase billing transparency and, as a result, improve relationships between clients and law firms: “Amazingly, as more than 100 firms have dipped into ViewaBill, the…


Texas Hourly Rates – Go Big or Go Home

If you have outside counsel in Texas, you can rest assured that their hourly rates are as outsized as those in many other large states: “Hundreds of Texas corporate clients have seen fees go up…


ACC Recognizes 12 Value Champions

Want to increase efficiency and contain legal department costs? Sometimes it helps to see how others are achieving success.  The Association of Corporate Counsel recently announced 12 Value Champions that are worth a look: “General…



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…