Managing Legal Spend: How to Manage Outside Counsel and when to Use Alternative Fee Agreements
Mark Henriques has litigated contract cases for 27 years and brings a
practical, litigation-oriented approach to drafting and negotiating
contracts. Mark is a partner with Womble Bond Dickinson, a transatlantic
firm with over 1000 attorneys, where he has practiced since 1991. Mark
is a skilled trial lawyer who has successfully handled and tried cases
in a variety of contexts ranging from breach of contract to class
actions. He has experience in state and federal court in both North and
South Carolina. Mark has successfully handled numerous trials,
arbitrations, and mediations. Mark has served as the first chair in more
than eight jury trials, five of which lasted a week or more. He has
successfully argued cases before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and
the North Carolina Court of Appeals. His areas of focus include
technology, construction, manufacturing, and real estate disputes.
We will start with a review of some common misconceptions about quick ways to manage costs. After debunking a few myths, we will discuss the key to the successful management of fees – alignment. We will review several different models for legal fees and discuss how that can help align the interests of in-house and outside counsel.
- Busting Some Myths
- What does work?
- Beyond the Billable Hour
- Cost-Saving Engagement
Course Level - Intermediate
Who Should Attend
- General Counsel
- In-house Counsel
Why Should You Attend
spending is a large budget item for many companies. As companies face
pressures to cut costs, legal spending is getting increased scrutiny.
This webinar will provide practical tips about how to manage and reduce
legal spending. We will also discuss various forms of alternative fee
agreements and how to decide what type of fee arrangement is best for
your company and your legal matter.