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Settlement Strategy: What Does The Client Really Want?

Law360, New York (March 13, 2017, 10:57 AM EDT) -- Kate Jackson

Patrick Reilly The best outside counsel think like the client. In litigation, that includes understanding the client’s perspective on settlement strategy: “Is my client willing to go to trial, or is quick resolution the top priority?” “Is my client focused on the broader implications of resolution for the business rather than on this particular matter?”

As outside counsel, you need to ask yourself these questions, and know the answers, to shape a client-focused settlement strategy.

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