Counter Deal Complexity: Use A Checklist

Law360, New York (January 6, 2011, 3:46 PM EST) -- In his recent book "The Checklist Manifesto," Atul Gawande — a well-known endocrine surgeon and public health advocate — advises that “even the most expert among us can gain from searching out the patterns of mistakes and failures and putting a few checks in place.”

Gawande’s words relate to his pursuit of saving patients’ lives through the performance of safer surgeries. Although the variety of surgical procedures spans a wide spectrum, and each procedure is often uniquely complex, Gawande argues that by “putting a few checks...
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