Pressures to rein in legal costs have pushed more and more in-house counsel’s offices to require law firms to bill by way of arrangements outside of the billable hour, and the number of those arrangements is only likely to go up.

That was the consensus during a panel discussion Friday morning at Jackson Lewis‘ annual corporate counsel conference. Friday morning’s panel “The Death of the Billable Hour?” focused on what the alternatives to the billable hour are and what it takes to put those arrangements together.