This is the first in a series of articles discussing how in-house counsel can better manage litigation matters.

If your corporation is like most, you have seen your legal costs and, in particular, your litigation costs soar over the last decade. For over 29 years I have practiced as a complex litigator, many times suing companies like yours. I have seen the bloat from the other side of the table. A party having multiple lawyers at a deposition that they are neither taking nor defending. Four or five lawyers appearing for one party at a hearing on a motion. Deposition programs that include meaningless witnesses numbingly questioned over irrelevancies.

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