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In Honor of Memorial Day

In Honor of Memorial Day

In the U.S. many offices are close for a national holiday — Memorial Day. A long standing website dedicated to Memorial Day describes the history and origin this way: Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Over two dozen cities and towns claim ... Read More »

Infographic: How $3 Billion is Spent in IP Litigation


BTI Consulting estimated that corporate legal spending for IP litigation neared $3 billion dollars in 2014.  “The typical larger company is expecting 44 more substantive matters than 2013, with increases taking place across almost all major fronts,” according to an blog post by the consulting firm. How is that money being spent?  A new analysis by the CounselLink® team – ... Read More »

Walmart AGC: Keys to “Insourcing” Early Case Assessment

Walmart AGC Identifies Keys to “Insourcing” Early Case Assessment

Note: The following is a guest post from Daryn Teague, who provides support to the litigation software product line within the LexisNexis software division. In the complex and costly world of litigation eDiscovery, the insource vs. outsource debate has been raging for the past decade. Does it make more sense for corporate clients to continue allowing their trusted outside counsel ... Read More »

Legal Spend Trend: Big Law Winning More IP Litigation Work


A new edition of the CounselLink Enterprise Legal Management Trends Report finds the largest of law firms – those with 750 or more attorneys – are winning market share in highly competitive IP litigation work.  An announcement published online notes: The largest firms are winning a growing share of market in IP litigation – from 36% in 2011 to 61% ... Read More »

Infographic Friday:  Best Employers in the U.S. Tech Sector

Best Employers in the US - small

Forbes recently published an infographic listing “The Best Employers in the U.S. Tech Sector” which lists the “top employers in IT, internet, software and services, as ranked by employees.” The publication teamed up with Statista, to ask some “20,000 American workers at large U.S. companies, nonprofit institutions, government agencies, and U.S. divisions of multinationals this question: how likely would they ... Read More »

Objectives: How Corporate Legal can Demonstrate Business Value

Practical Tips How Corporate Legal can Demonstrate Business Value

Note:  this post was compiled and edited by a team. “Until you know what your objectives are, you can’t come up with metrics.” So said Kris Satkunas, director of Strategic Consulting to a room full of corporate legal professionals yesterday during the CounselLink Annual Conference, they should focus first on identifying their objectives and use that information as the basis ... Read More »

Legal Fee Lessons Corporate Legal can take from Henry Ford


Note:  this post was compiled by a team (this post has been updated since publication for clarity). Charles Proteus Steinmetz was an unlikely hero in a key note speech to corporate legal attendees at the 2015 CounselLink Annual Conference.  D. Casey Flaherty, the key note speaker, opened his talk with an image of this gentleman. According to Mr. Flaherty, Mr. ... Read More »

Legal Tech Endurance: LexisNexis Returns to Ironman Raleigh

Legal Tech Endurance Return of the LexisNexis Ironman Raleigh 70

Last year LexisNexis took a giant step.  The company signed on as the title sponsor for the LexisNexis IRONMAN® 70.3® Raleigh triathlon. More than a dozen employees from our offices on the NC State Centennial Campus competed in the event – and about 50 more volunteered to work as event staff.  We’ve signed on this year as title sponsor too ... Read More »

Good People, Bad Process:  Building a Legal Operations Team

Good People Bad Process Building a Legal Operations Team

  Several corporate legal studies suggest that even while legal departments are primed to take on more work the growth in workload will encounter significant resource constraints: staffing and budgets are to remain flat. The only reliable way to do more with less is to do things differently.  That’s why D. Casey Flaherty is an advocate for legal operations and ... Read More »

6 Consistent Corporate Legal Trends in Data, Staffing and Spend

6 Consistent Corporate Legal Trends in Data Staffing and Spend

Law360 recently published 5 Ways for Firms To Weather The Litigation Slowdown, though it also noted “opinions vary on the current state of the litigation market.” In pouring over the data running though our systems, I’m not confident we can say the litigation market is slowing down – that remains to be seen.  However I’m confident that legal departments are ... Read More »