Panel Arthur Molins Lufthansa Airlines Kara Ong AT&T Mobility Victor Leo Eaton Corporation Livingstone Johnson The Coca-Cola Company John Letchinger Wildman Harrold
The Changing Relationship The Financial Relationship Fee Arrangements Billing Processes Outside Administrators Outsourcing Legal Work Communicating with In-House Counsel In-House Solicitor – Maintaining Privilege
The Financial Relationship How Financial Considerations are changing In-House and Outside Counsel Relationships Increasing Competition Reducing the Number of Outside Legal Service Providers Requests for Proposals Fee Arrangements
The Financial Relationship Billing Processes Cost Controls The Classic Stressor to the In-House / Outside Counsel Relationship Budgets and Forecasting Billing Guidelines Legal Services are a commodity
The Financial Relationship Monitoring Costs Assessing the Bang for the Buck Use of External Billing Review Services How Do They Work What Information Do They Provide Billing Databases E- Billing Mandatory and Discretionary Matters Internal Billing Reviews By Internal Counsel and Outside Counsel Proper Staffing Marking Up Third Party Supplier Costs
The Financial Relationship Monitoring Costs Outsourcing to Reduce Costs? –Experiences and Concerns Off Shore Suppliers Quality Control Issues Privilege and Confidentiality Concerns
Communicating With In-House Counsel Importance of the Relationship –Is it a Mercedes or a Volkswagen Case –No Surprises Budgetary Substantive
Maintaining Privilege for In-House Counsel Communications between In-House and Outside Counsel Communications between In-House Counsel and Business Units Communications between US In-House Counsel and Counterparts in the U.K and E.U.