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Insurers and third-party payors frequently retain our firm to determine whether the bills generated by outside counsel are reasonable. At times, in-house counsel and law firms also will hire us to ensure that the bills they intend to submit to insurers and other third-party payors will pass muster. There are benefits to conducting this type of prophylactic analysis: The exercise minimizes disputes arising from fee reimbursement arrangements and often facilitates more timely and reliable payments. This article will provide in-house counsel with some tips that we employ to prepare bills incurred in big-ticket litigation.