Tight Times Mean More Legal Work Stays In-House

Law360, New York (June 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The global head of intellectual property at Canada's largest generic-drug maker has pondered bringing all his company's legal work in-house. In a time when efficiency reigns, Apotex Inc.'s Shashank Upadhye calls it “the Holy Grail” of cost savings.

“It's direct, its impactful, it's measurable and it's the most magnificent cost-savings you can have,” Upadhye said. “Short of that, everything you do with your internal counsel are all parts of an overall goal to reduce legal costs.”

While cutting ties with outside counsel may be extreme, many...
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