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In this month’s In-House Counsel: Many law departments believe it makes sense to consolidate their outside firms to save money. But that might be a poor strategy. Plus, Manik Rath of LMI goes on the record, and the courts are taking an interest in the hidden information lurking in all computers and hand-held devices.
Put Eggs in One Basket? For law departments in the past decade, convergence — that is, consolidating the number of outside firms used in order to save money — has been all the rage. But convergence may be coming apart.
Manik RathOn the Record with Manik Rath Manik Rath is general counsel of LMI, which advises the federal government about everything from personnel issues to information technology. • Metadata’s Role in Litigation Beware the hidden information lurking in all computers and hand-held devices. Metadata can reveal who opened what file, when changes were made, and where it was sent. The courts are taking an interest.

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