How to avoid litigation before it begins

6 guidelines to ensure that your company only engages in the most necessary litigation

Efforts like legal project management and alternative fee arrangements have helped inside counsel gain control over litigation’s costs and options. Still, the least expensive litigation is the litigation you avoid.

Inside counsel often have the opportunity to proactively guide their business clients in a manner that avoids litigation. When followed, litigation-avoidance advice can help mitigate litigation—even if it cannot be avoided. When that advice gets ignored, litigation is more likely to ensue—as is retention of outside counsel and the expenses they bring with them.

Contributing Author

author image

Anne Lockner

Anne M. Lockner is a partner in Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.’s business litigation group. She has handled cases involving complex financial, technology, accounting,...

Bio and more articles

Contributing Author

author image

Dawn Bauder

Dawn M. Bauder has been in-house at Best Buy since 2008 and is responsible for handling a portfolio of complex commercial litigation matters. Prior to...

Bio and more articles

Join the Conversation

Advertisement. Closing in 15 seconds.