Category Archives: Alternative Fee Arrangements

LPM Momentum: The Dechert Experience

In 2009, Dechert established itself as a committed first-adopter in the burgeoning Legal Project Management (LPM) trend by offering LPM training to every partner in its U.S.and European offices, certainly a major undertaking. I was retained to design and facilitate … Continue reading

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Double Vision: Evolving Perspectives on Law Firms

If the legal profession is indeed driving toward a “new normal,” it has not yet resolved which road it will take. On one hand, the Goliaths continue to bulk up, and there clearly is a lot of life left in … Continue reading

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2011: Contemplating the Great What Next

It’s been an eventful year for the legal profession, although scores of law firm lawyers and in-house counsel wish it hadn’t been.  For many lawyers, Legal Project Management (LPM) — the drive to make the cost of legal services more … Continue reading

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No Place to Hide

Having completed Legal Project Management training in two corporate legal departments, I finished this week at the intersection of Sutter and Market Streets here in San Francisco, but for many of my General Counsel clients it’s the intersection of apprehension … Continue reading

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Legal Project Management Moves In-House

The message to general counsel and chief legal officers from their CEOs and CFOs could hardly be clearer: “Get the costs of your legal department under control or face the consequences. In the last decade, general corporate operating expenses have … Continue reading

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