December 1, 2014 by Dave Gorman
This entry was originally posted on Wired Innovation Insights . Businesses of all kinds, including corporate legal departments and law firms, are increasingly relying on evidence-based decision making to achieve positive results. When legal leadership decides to implement strong data capture,...Read more
November 18, 2014 by Dave Gorman
This entry was originally posted on Wired Innovation Insights . This is the first of four blog posts I’ll be contributing on leveraging metrics to more effectively manage a corporate legal department or law firm. In future posts I will discuss the specific steps involved in preparing and...Read more
September 24, 2014
We live in a climate of doing more with less. It’s a central focus of many legal departments to find ways of handling the same amount of work, if not more, with a smaller budget. And the business of law is evolving to meet this need. Alternative fee arrangements are instituted; convergence programs...Read more
September 11, 2014
I recently read a news item about a group of Wall Street firms considering migrating from a traditional, well-established messaging platform that uses proprietary technology to a new, open-source solution they can tailor to their specific needs. The report was striking to me because I’ve worked in...Read more
August 25, 2014
We recently collaborated on a project with our partners at the Sterling Analytics Group. As part of the project Sterling compiled some information on the cost savings that can be realized by companies when they begin using and truly enforcing a comprehensive set of billing guidelines. It’s...Read more
August 17, 2014
Corporate law departments around the world are wisely looking to data analytics to help ground their decision-making to verifiable, practical intelligence. Internal historical data is a great place to start, but it is also important to contextualize that information against reliable, up-to-date...Read more
August 10, 2014
Rejection is always difficult and I want to help you avoid it. Today’s post will not speak to your personal life, however. It will not include any words of wisdom to improve your relationships. I can’t give any advice in this area, but I certainly can triage an invoice! For those who struggle with...Read more
August 3, 2014
A new paradigm has emerged for Corporate Legal Departments and Law Firms, which poses cultural, operational, and technological challenges for both organizations. With corporations demanding fiscal accountability from their in-house legal teams and outside counsel firms, procurement departments are...Read more
July 27, 2014
Over the weekend, I had a chance to catch up on my reading while lounging on my sunny patio. Of particular note was a relatively recent report released by Altman Weil, entitled Law Firms in Transition Survey . The sixth annual report is over 130 pages and discusses the changing nature of the US...Read more