To Curb Costs, Corporate Law Teams Bring Work In-House

Law360, New York (October 23, 2013, 2:41 PM EDT) -- Corporate law departments are continuing to pursue cost control in legal services by negotiating for pricing transparency and discounts from their outside counsel and shifting more work in-house, according to a survey released Wednesday by legal consultancy Altman Weil Inc.

As part of their cost control efforts, corporate law departments are moving work from higher to lower priced resources or firms as well as in-house lawyers, reducing the overall amount of work given to outside counsel, shifting in-house work from lawyers to paraprofessionals, hiring contract lawyers,...
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