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Ten years ago, an economic crisis hit law firms sharply enough to compel a new pace of firmwide change and innovation. The new health and economic crisis of 2020 may have the same effect on the coming decade, making overhead and operational cost structures a…

Legal subscriptions and databases are a Big Expense in Big Law, and now that many firms have reduced their workforce and were forced to move current staff and lawyers to home offices, clients have been requesting our guidance to help them delay payments and review…

Most spending on Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) will be on a short timeframe – typically one month rolling contracts or annual contracts. By paying close attention to this spending you can immediately preserve cashflow in the short and medium term, which is vital to keeping your business…

Research professionals across law firms and corporations have seen both the expansion and consolidation of electronic information resources (EIR) in recent years. As new technologies are developed, they are often acquired by the large industry players: Bloomberg, LexisNexis and Thomson Reuters. The landscape changes quickly, and…

Today’s research challenge is not a lack of information; it’s knowing where to start the search, which services provide the most reliable and current information or what represents a credible source.  So much information exists that researchers are often overwhelmed and paralyzed. The buyers of…

One of our clients recently inquired about the resources most frequently used and most helpful for due diligence on European mergers and acquisitions. With rising concerns over information security during M&A transactions and uncertainties over Brexit, it’s never been more important to make well-informed, data-driven…

As EIR (electronic information resources) and SaaS applications become mission-critical in law and business, unscheduled downtime and outages have become an important contract consideration. While efficiency, maintaining normal business operations and cybersecurity protection are chief concerns, the issue of possible cost recovery also is taking…

The legal industry relies on clean, actionable and timely financial intelligence on both public and privately held companies. Private company data is not as readily available as public company data, and while information on publicly held companies is easier to find, there’s a lot more…

Do legal tech companies and other providers like legal process outsourcing and managed legal services need an exit strategy? Ron Friedmann has posed that question in an article he wrote for Legal Business World. As partner at Fireman & Company, a legal industry-focused management consulting…

Chase Cost Management once again was a sponsor of this annual Thomson Reuters Legal Institute conference for law firm executives in operations and finance. Following are a few quick notes from the panel discussion on The Evolving Law Firm Business Model and how firms are…

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