General Counsel To Reduce Reliance On Firms: Survey

Law360, New York (December 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- General counsel have announced their plans for legal spending in 2009, and law firms will have to change the way they do business if they want to stay in the game and retain their clients, according to industry insiders.

“We're expecting our law firms to find ways to be efficient and to deliver services that are much more cost-effective,” said Jeffrey W. Carr, general counsel for Houston-based FMC Technologies Inc., a provider of technology for the energy industry that reported third-quarter 2008 revenue of $1.1 billion....
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