General Counsel Pressuring Firms Amid Recession - National Law Journal


Trying to pare their law department budgets amid the economic crisis, general counsel have cranked up the pressure on their outside law firms, demanding slashed fees, predictable bills and improved service. With a stronger upper hand, company lawyers are trying to drive down the cost of using outside counsel. This article describes methods GCs are using to cut costs and achieve efficiencies.

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