Patrick Lamb

Patrick Lamb

Valorem Law Group LLC

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10 Value Questions Inside Counsel Should Be Asking Themselves

1. Has your management mandated (or gently suggested) that you reduce your spend on litigation? Would it be a good career move if you achieved a reduction in total spend? 2. Do your law firms spend more than the...more

12/27/2013 - Corporate Counsel Legal Costs

It’s hard to make this stuff up

Michael Rynowecer writes as “The Mad Clientist” and his latest post, Outtakes for the Client Service Laboratory makes you wonder just what kind of drug-induced haze so many seem to live in. Take these two examples...more

7/18/2013 - Attorney's Fees Client Services Extortion Fraud Legal Costs

Hugely successful GC on the role of Value Fees in highly successful law departments

With his permission, I want to share with you a note I received from Ken Grady, the former General Counsel of Wolverine World Wide, Inc. and architect of the astonishingly successful Wolverine law department and its...more

6/3/2013 - Attorney's Fees Legal Costs Value-Based Fees

BigLaw tries to sell the Brooklyn bridge

Just ran across an article in Today’s General Counsel on choosing between litigation and arbitration. There are many factors that go into a decision to pursue one or the other, but this paragraph caught my eye...more

4/8/2013 - Arbitration Discovery Legal Costs Litigation Strategies Risk Assessment Settlement

The Premise of Pricing

I am frequently asked how I go about pricing the handling of a lawsuit. I am always tempted to answer with the old line, “I could tell you but then I’d have to kill you.” My real answer goes something like this: “Before...more

4/1/2013 - Attorney's Fees Billing Legal Costs

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