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Auditors Create Sticky Situation For Firms, Clients

Law360 (March 12, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- With money tight and fears high, some clients are cracking down on potential billing abuse by looking to auditors for help – creating a contentious set-up that could backfire on clients and cost law firms some jobs, according to legal experts.

“Clients have used auditors extensively for at least 20 years to review bills, but the trend in the past has been towards the use of front-end audits as a financial planning tool,” said William G. Ross, a professor at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law,...
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