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Clients Willing to Hire for Litigation and Corporate Work, Says New Report


View full graph A new CounselLink report suggests clients aren’t likely to retain new law firms this year. However, as they say, there are exceptions to the rule. The 2015 CounselLink Year-End ELM Trends Report concludes a majority of clients, 56 percent, plan to stay with their incumbent firms. Interestingly, the tide changes for those clients seeking counsel in two particular ... Read More »

5 Social Media Risks in eDiscovery


Social media has replaced email as our primary means of electronic communications. Since 2009, there have been more social network users than email users worldwide. Moreover, there is now more time spent on social media than email – and that amount of time continues to grow. Meanwhile, we’re seeing a total blurring of the lines between “personal” and “business” uses ... Read More »

Corporate Internal Investigations: Conducting Smart Investigation Interviews


When a company is confronted with the need to conduct an internal investigation into allegations of possible wrongdoing, it’s essential to respond deliberately and thoughtfully in the execution of the investigation. While no two corporate internal investigations are the same, there is a certain pattern to most investigations and certain recurring best practices that can be leveraged by in-house and ... Read More »

M&A Surges, Outside Hiring Cools: ELM Trend 2015 Year-End Highlights


Mergers & Acquisition activity is often subject to big ebbs and flows. And, that’s what we are seeing now. While Q1 2016 is showing a rather quiet period for M&A, 2015 was a boom year for M&A according to the just-published CounselLink Enterprise Legal Management (ELM) Trends 2015 Year-End Report. This new report shows that that fees paid for M&A ... Read More »

Corporate Internal Investigations: Building a smart investigation team


Internal investigations are always sensitive and are frequently high-stakes matters that must be handled with great caution. Some of these corporate investigations are public and in the headlines, others are private and do not result in public disclosure. Many leading law firms and their corporate clients have learned valuable lessons about how to conduct effective corporate internal investigations related to ... Read More »

Four Ways to Win More Client Work


A BTI study suggests law firms are leaving money on the table and unnecessarily. Although GCs say they want to give their existing firms more work, law firms are only getting a meager 23 percent of the pie, David Jacobs, senior client advisor for LexisNexis, reported these findings during a webinar focused on business development (BD). “There’s a disconnect between ... Read More »

4 Best Practices for Software-Powered Litigation Productions

4 Best Practices for Software-Powered Litigation Productions

Thanks to the rising importance of eDiscovery and accurate document production, litigation support professionals are more valuable than ever. At the same time, the pressure is constant and the stakes are high for those productions to be on time, responsive and compliant with judicial instructions. “Once a document collection review is completed, documents typically need to be produced to opposing ... Read More »

Corporate Internal Investigations: Establishing a smart investigation strategy

Corporate Internal Investigations: Establishing a smart investigation strategy

For in-house counsel and their outside law firms, corporate internal investigations typically were prompted by some sort of employee misconduct that needed to be assessed, documented and quickly resolved. Those instances are still an occasional thorn in the side of a GC, but in today’s global economy, the underlying causes of an internal investigation are far more diverse: allegations of ... Read More »

3 LexisNexis Legal Tech Webinars in May

3 LexisNexis Legal Tech Webinars in May

Summer is right around the corner, so before our schedules are crowded out by vacation plans and mid-year business meetings, this may be a good time to check out a few complimentary webinars created by our business and litigation software teams. If one of these programs conflicts with a previous commitment on your schedule, don’t worry. Most of our webinars ... Read More »

Law Firm Website Breaches: What to Do Next?

Law Firm Website Breaches: What to Do Next?

It’s been a rough couple months for law firms who have been victimized by website hackers. First, there was the report that a number of prestigious law firms in New York had their sites breached last fall by financial cybercriminals. Then came the stunning news that Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca had been hacked and more than 11 million confidential ... Read More »