Category Archives: Legal Spend

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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Bye Bye, Miss American Pie! Susan Hackett Moves to New Role.

What a bombshell!  It’s true: after 22 years, Susan Hackett, gloriously outspoken, brilliant, and forward-thinking general counsel has announced that she is leaving the Association of Corporate Counsel.  What a loss for ACC…but what a boon for whatever organization next benefits … Continue reading

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Is Legal Project Management Really Different than Project Management?

In recent weeks, several bloggers have waged a spirited debate about whether Legal Project Management (LPM) is really just plain, old Project Management in a law firm setting.  As you might expect, there are advocates on every side plus plenty … Continue reading

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Room at the Waterhole: Midsize Firms Making the Most of the Middle

Many pundits would have us believe that sweeping changes in the legal profession will crunch medium size firms between the “we-can-do-everything-for-everybody” Goliaths and the new generation of super-lean virtual firms and narrow-niche boutiques.  However, a number of midsize firms I’ve … Continue reading

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5 Key Takeaways from General Counsel Outside the US

More than 60 in-house General Counsel and Chief Legal Officers met in Sao Paulo last month to participate in the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) annual meeting. They haled from companies based throughout Latin America, as well as international … 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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General Counsel Colloquium

Thanks to one savvy GC for the great suggestion that At the Intersection provide a periodic summary of the posts for corporate counsel.  Here then is the roll call (in reverse chronological order): The Client’s New Voice No Place to … Continue reading

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