LegalEye® President James A. Loeffler to address ALM’s Legal Analytics and the Business of Law Summit in New York, November 18–19

Legal­Eye® is a Lead Spon­sor of ALM’s Legal Ana­lyt­ics and the Busi­ness of Law Sum­mit in New York, Novem­ber 18–19 The Pre­dic­tive Use of Data Dri­ven Infor­ma­tion to Con­trol Costs, Save Time and Improve the Qual­ity of the Legal Work Prod­uct Join Legal­Eye® Pres­i­dent James A. Loef­fler, along with Gen­eral Coun­sel, Chief Legal Offi­cers, COOs and […]

Judges Provide Insight into Successful Mediation

Accord­ing to a World Intel­lec­tual Prop­erty Orga­ni­za­tion sur­vey, the aver­age intel­lec­tual prop­erty case costs between $475,000 and $500,000 to lit­i­gate, com­pared to medi­a­tion, where costs do not usu­ally exceed $100,000.  While will­ing par­ties see the clear eco­nomic ben­e­fits of the lat­ter, there are pit­falls that can derail the process.  This Q&A with set­tle­ment judges regard­ing how […]

Data Breach Covered by General Liability Policy, Says Fourth Circuit

In an April 11, 2016 unpub­lished opin­ion, the U.S. Fourth Cir­cuit Court of Appeals ruled that Trav­el­ers must defend Por­tal Health­care in a class action data breach case. As the indus­try con­tin­ues to develop cyber lia­bil­ity poli­cies and pric­ing, many car­ri­ers have issued data loss/breach exclu­sions to cur­rent com­mer­cial gen­eral lia­bil­ity poli­cies.  Given the language […]

To Fraudsters, Your LinkedIn Profile IS a Consumer Report

An inter­est­ing post in Cor­po­rate describes a dis­missed law­suit plain­tiffs brought against LinkedIn.  Plain­tiffs claimed LinkedIn’s search func­tion allowed poten­tial employ­ers to see past jobs and ref­er­ences, and in plain­tiffs’ case, dis­cover infor­ma­tion that reflected neg­a­tively on them.  The suit was thrown out, as the judge ruled that LinkedIn serves only as an infor­ma­tion gath­er­ing service, […]

A Successful Response to FCPA Violations

This is an excel­lent exam­ple of how the com­bi­na­tion of an anony­mous tip line and proac­tive man­age­ment min­i­mized the finan­cial impact of FCPA vio­la­tions. How­ever, one has to won­der whether this could have been uncov­ered dur­ing due dili­gence pro­ce­dures, even if these subs were merely part of a larger tar­get that was acquired. Iden­ti­fy­ing and […]

Law Firm Profitability Webinar

Join Jim Loef­fler of Legal­Eye® on Thurs­day, Jan­u­ary 15 for the Increas­ing Law Firm Prof­itabil­ity Webi­nar.  We will cover bud­get­ing, craft­ing and man­ag­ing alter­na­tive fee arrange­ments and hir­ing and salary deci­sions.  Ring in 2015 with insight that goes beyond the­ory and pro­vides prac­ti­cal exam­ples.  Webi­nar pre­sented by the Cen­ter for Com­pet­i­tive Management.

Law Firm Profitability: Minimizing Billing Adjustments

Min­i­miz­ing Billing Adjust­ments Here are a few of the most preva­lent types of adjust­ments clients make to their legal bills.  The obvi­ous neg­a­tive impact on the firm’s real­iza­tion is only one of sev­eral adverse results. Another is the admin­is­tra­tive time that part­ners and oth­ers spend attempt­ing to jus­tify dis­puted charges — time that could have oth­er­wise been […]

Helping Law Firms Acheive and Increase AFA Profitability

Join Jim Loef­fler of Legal­Eye® on Thurs­day, Decem­ber 4 for a webi­nar on how to achieve and increase prof­itabil­ity under alter­na­tive fee arrange­ments. Webi­nar pre­sented by the Cen­ter for Com­pet­i­tive Management.

To Control Costs, You Have to Focus on Metrics

Accord­ing to Sue Reisinger’s post in Cor­po­rate Coun­sel, British Tele­com GC Chris Fowler explains why met­rics mat­ter. “You can talk about facts til you are blue in the face, but it’s met­rics that really make peo­ple stand up and lis­ten.” We could not agree more. Met­rics, in fact, will be a major theme at ALM’s Legal […]