Litigation: Knowing what’s next for in-house counsel

Trends to keep your eye on

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.

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Jan Conlin

Jan M. Conlin is a partner at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. and chairs the business litigation practice. She serves as trial counsel for...

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Andrew Pieper

Andrew J. Pieper is an attorney at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. and practices in complex business litigation.

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