Many law departments, under pressure to control expenses, are wielding outside counsel guidelines as a key tool to control costs. According to Karoline Jackson and Shanna Davidson of Barnes & Thornburg, this is forcing law firms to rake positive steps of their own.
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Transparency and collaboration are obvious keys to strong and smooth relationships between inside and outside counsel. Less obvious is the role budgets can play in facilitating such relationships. Here, Jared Applegate of Barnes & Thornburg and Justin Ergler of GlaxoSmithKline share best practices on using budgets as a conversational tool to build better relationships.
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