A strong workplace compliance and ethics program offers many benefits for any organization. Such a program defines expectations for employee conduct, creates a safer workplace, improves employee retention, addresses risk in order to protect the company, and — perhaps most important — establishes...

As pressure on pricing continues, Big Law firms are buying (or building) analytics technology and hiring pricing specialists—people who use market data, internal firm data and economics/pricing experience to ensure that firms are smart about bidding on work. The mission: Educate clients about...

Companies are using entry-level lawyers sparingly, resulting in a 60% drop in billings for first-year lawyers. More senior partners are being used but for less time, which has led to nearly flat revenues for law firms. The figures come from a report by Datacert/Tymetrix which produces a database...

Here are some tips for the general counsel on a budget.

Hire senior associates in place of junior partners, especially for matters involving marketing and advertising, mergers and acquisitions and government relations.

When possible, retain lawyers based in New Orleans, Oklahoma...

Despite the corporate squeeze on BigLaw fees, a growing number of elite attorneys are able to command more than $1,000 an hour because corporate clients are willing pay four-figure rates to win bet-the-company cases, experts told Law360.

Even with law department budgeting, firm fee...

Law firm size is the most influential factor in determining attorney billing rates in New York and across the nation, according to a new survey of large and small firms.

The survey found that generally the larger the firm, the higher the hourly rates.

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Summary: The recent 2014 Real Rate Report published by Datacert | TyMetrix mark four emerging themes that affect law firm pricing. The report is created analyzing real invoice data and not by a survey. The publishers analyzed more than $16 billion worth of actual law firm...