A large international engineering, procurement and construction company’s litigation docket had expanded in size and cost due to several large-dollar, high-profile international disputes.
- Working closely with the litigation team, we developed a new case management model to emphasize project management and rely upon newly developed standardized protocols and guidelines for each step of the litigation life cycle.
- Analyzed how the client sourced and managed its law firms and other support providers and identified areas for improvement.
- Conducted a detailed spend analysis to uncover the true drivers of litigation spending, highlighting inefficiencies and redundancy.
- Developed a strategic, systematic approach to unbundling legal work and intelligently sourcing for each phase of litigation.
- Standardized electronic discovery protocols with the twin goals of defensibility and efficiency.
- Developed legal project management principles to provide task clarity for law firms, internal resources and third-party providers.
- Established a law firm engagement and oversight process that relies upon alternative fee arrangements that share the risk and reward.
By transforming the way it approaches litigation and implementing a holistic and scalable matter and resource management model, the law department reduced costs, improved predictability, strengthened partnerships and demonstrated value throughout the organization.