GCs Crave Fee Transparency To Ease Budget Pressure

Law360, New York (November 19, 2013, 8:50 PM EST) -- General counsel are facing greater pressure than ever to justify their budgets to company brass, but they're not just looking for discounts. Increasingly, what clients need is a peek behind the curtain at exactly how outside counsel set their rates, use their time and staff client matters.

“This isn’t about running around looking for the cheapest price,” said Connie Brenton, chief of staff and director of legal operations at storage and data management solutions provider NetApp Inc. "The goal is to obtain value through efficiencies."...
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