Presented by Catalyst and Corporate Counsel magazine.


Are you struggling to pull good metrics on legal spending? You're not alone. In fact, a 2016 Altman Weil survey found that while 39% of law departments report collecting and analyzing management metrics to improve efficiency, only 6.6% report getting real value from those efforts.

Corporate legal departments often track the status and progress of their matters using email and spreadsheets. While these tools can do the job, they are hard to manage and the potential for mistakes is high. In addition, they can’t provide the kinds of metrics and key performance indicators needed to control costs and effectively manage ongoing matters.

This on-demand webinar explores new processes for getting oversight of outside legal spending, and e-discovery in particular. Expert speakers will share best practices and discuss case studies for how they’re centralizing to better manage costs.

You will gain a greater understanding of how to:

  • Leverage technology to get more oversight of outside spend
  • Standardize your practices to reduce costs and mistakes
  • Track the metrics that will get you the best visibility
  • Gain business intelligence with real-time reporting and matters

Speakers:

Rees Morrison
Rees W. Morrison | Principal | Altman Weil Inc.

Rees has over 25 years of experience advising law departments on cost control, department structure, process improvement, outside counsel management, performance benchmarking, and other key issues. He also specializes in data analytics for law departments. Before joining Altman Weil, Mr. Morrison consulted independently for five years and held partnerships at several legal consulting firms, including an earlier tenure at Altman Weil from 1998 to 2002. He has had several in-house positions including Business Manager for Google’s law department and Consulting Assistant to the General Counsel of Merck.

Larry Barela 300
Larry Barela |Chief Technology Officer, Catalyst | Catalyst

A member of the leadership team since the launch of Catalyst 15 years ago, Larry is instrumental in shaping our award-winning technology. He is a key driver of innovations that enhance customer value, and leads the Insight Enterprise development team. Larry also oversees Catalyst's research and development team.

Mark Noel 150
Mark Noel | Managing Director, Professional Services | Catalyst

Mark is a managing director of professional services at Catalyst, where he specializes in helping clients use technology-assisted review, advanced analytics, and custom workflows to handle complex and large-scale litigations. He also works with Catalyst’s research and development group on new litigation technology tools. Before joining Catalyst, Mark was an intellectual property litigator with Latham & Watkins LLP, co-founder of an e-discovery software startup, and a research scientist at Dartmouth College’s Interactive Media Laboratory.

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