Why In-House Attys Should Use Data To Choose Law Firms

By Michele Gorman (August 25, 2020, 9:09 PM EDT) -- Legal departments that use data to evaluate their preferred law firms may see stronger relationships, more diversity and better decision-making, in-house attorneys for General Motors Co. said Tuesday.

On the second day of the virtual International Legal Technology Association annual conference, two in-house lawyers from GM walked the audience through why their legal team decided to use fewer outside firms and why it's valuable to continue with the process, and how data analytics can enhance visibility into key metrics.

"Developing a robust outside counsel program and outside counsel requirements, and developing the type of relationship you want with your firms —...

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