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September 12, 2017, 1:16 pm, 1773001
This blog has often referred to the fully loaded cost per hour of corporate attorneys. It has also from post to post provided data on the effective hourly rate of law-firm partners and associates. More recent data came as to...


September 12, 2017, 1:16 pm, 1773002
An article in Law Practice, July/August 2012 at 40, describes "15 proven profitability techniques" for today's law firms. Two of them raised my eyebrows and should do the same for general counsel. Under the technique "unbundle operating costs from case...


September 12, 2017, 1:16 pm, 1773003
In Law Practice, July/August 2012 at 14, a law firm consultant describes a “client scorecard.” With it, your law firms might rate you on five categories: "level of cooperation”; “how enjoyable your work is”; how profitable your work is; your...


September 12, 2017, 1:16 pm, 1773004
A former executive of two matter management and legal e-billing companies, Jeff Hodge recently wrote a white paper for Bridgeway, one of the leading providers of both kinds of software. Entitled Legal Spend Management: An International Perspective, it discusses at...


September 12, 2017, 1:16 pm, 1773000
A Google search for “list of US publicly traded companies” turned up a link that referred to a Bloomberg directory with “over 33,000 companies.” The web site of Credit Risk Monitors claims to identify 20,899 public companies in the United...


September 12, 2017, 1:16 pm, 1772999
Tom Kilroy, the General Counsel of a UK company has another role: “For the past three months, I've occupied a line management rather than a legal role, as acting Chief Executive Officer of a publicly listed company with 4,200 employees,...


September 12, 2017, 1:16 pm, 1772996
I tried something for the first time. I prepared a decent draft of an article to be published and circulated it for comments to about a half dozen people whose thoughts I would value. Academics do that all the time...


September 12, 2017, 1:16 pm, 1772997
During the Iraqi “surge,” the “Army had one lawyer or paralegal for every 240 combatants, and these legal professionals have ever more say over battlefield decisions. That is leaving aside the judge advocates general (or JAGs), who offer guidance on...


September 12, 2017, 1:16 pm, 1772998
The Association of Corporate counsel (ACC) collected data in the spring of 2011 and recently made it available in its 2011 Census Report. Based only on promotional material available on ACC's website, here are my initial thoughts. http://www.acc.com/legalresources/resource.cfm?sho
w=1306363 The ACC...


September 12, 2017, 1:16 pm, 1772995
Release 2.0 of the General Counsel Metrics global benchmark survey will go out in early August. It looks set to have more than 500 participating companies, on the way to a thousand this year. A benefit to be introduced with...