Patrick Lamb

Patrick Lamb

Valorem Law Group LLC

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Kaye Scholer’s clients need to check their bills

Another law firm has motivated its associates to spend more time rather than less getting their work done. Kaye Scholer is paying upwards of $20,000 in additional bonuses to those who exceed 2,200 hours per year. The firm’s...more

12/13/2013 - Big Law Billable Hours Bonuses Law Firm Associates Law Firm Partners

A Thousand Dollars Per Hour: Wrong Focus

The Wall Street Journal recently reported on the increasing number of BigLaw partners charging more than $1000 per hour. My thoughts on hourly billing are well know, but the criticism of these rates as excessive misses the...more

4/15/2013 - Attorney's Fees Billable Hours

Simple questions a client can ask to expose dirty little secrets

Everyone claims to offer fee structures that are alternatives to the billable hour. Frequently, these “alternatives” are nothing more than estimated hours x hourly rates, plus “a little cushion.” So clients should...more

4/1/2013 - Attorney's Fees Billable Hours Document Review Project Management

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