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Effective Management of Outside Counsel: Leveraging the Relationship, Communication, Professional Friendship

Recorded on: Dec. 14, 2017
Running Time: 01:22:04

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Taken from the Web Program Effective Management of Outside Counsel 2017: Fully Leveraging the Attorney-Client Relationship Recorded December 2017 in New York

Effective Management of Outside Counsel: Leveraging the Relationship, Communication, Professional Friendship [01:22:04]

  • Fully leveraging the relationship (30 minutes)
        o Proven strategies for cost management (conclusion)
        o Law firm value add beyond reduced external spend
            o Secondees
            o Training
            o Tasks
        o What must be done in-house and why?
        o What must be done externally and why?
        o What tasks can be done with flexibility internally and/or externally?
        o Options for structuring internal/external resources to get things done
  • Effective communication between in-house and outside counsel (20 minutes)
        o Back to ground rules: defining your in-house needs and goals
        o Articulating do’s and don’ts
        o Timing and presentation issues
        o Conference calls/meetings/documents for distribution to management or business personnel
            o Articulating in-house preferences
            o The roles of the in-house lawyer/external counsel
            o Who is the client?
  • When Harry Hires Sally: Can In-House and Law Firm Lawyers Be Professional Friends? (30 minutes)
        o What are the obstacles to an optimal professional relationship?
            o What do in-house lawyers want?
            o What do law firm lawyers want?
            o What do in-house lawyers need to understand about law firm lawyers?
            o What do law firm lawyers needs to understand about in-house lawyers?
        o The value of the “professional friendship” for both sides
  • Practical Takeaways (10 minutes)
        o Recap of the goals
        o Recap of the practical take-aways

The purchase price of this Web Program segment includes the following article from the Course Handbook available online:

  • What 18 Years In-House Taught Me About How to Advise Clients, GC Magazine, Summer Issue 2016
    Pierre M. Gentin
  • Catherine McGregor, Corporate Counsel Limelight: Pierre Gentin of Credit Suisse, Lawdragon, December 16, 2013
    Pierre M. Gentin
  • Catherine McGregor, The Inside Counsel Redefined, GC Magazine, Winter Issue 2015
    Pierre M. Gentin
  • Catherine Wycherley, What I Now Know: Keith Ruddock, Recently Retired General Counsel, The Weir Group, GC Magazine, Spring Issue 2016
    Pierre M. Gentin
Marla S.K. Crawford ~ Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
Pierre M. Gentin ~ Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
Joseph Salama ~ Global Head of Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement, Deutsche Bank AG
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