Keeping ahead of the curve has never been harder for in-house counsel, with litigation management and oversight responsibilities of constant concern. Just when issues like e-discovery or privilege finally seem contained, a court decision with an unanticipated holding can threaten litigation-critical internal policies or procedures. And, as outside law firms continue to shift into more business-focused models of service, in-house counsel must sort out the difference between true innovations and those offerings that are just the same old thing in a new dress.
Understanding how a litigator drives value without compromising quality by taking apart the litigation process and tuning into bellwether decisions can help in-house counsel sort out those differences. And by looking ahead, in-house counsel can get more choices on where they want to go and more options for how they will get there.