General counsel say it’s on their shoulders to set clear expectations for outside counsel—a step they say is essential in an era where many believe associates’ hourly rates are excessive and hybrid work policies have made their training more difficult.

For instance, Ben Adams, the chief legal officer of the money-transfer company Western Union, said he sets limitations on staffing by junior associates, and Tim Parilla, the CLO of the legal-software firm LinkSquares, goes into detail on how he expects work to be staffed and billed, including the seniority of associates.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]