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|Less Is More
Like a lot of companies these days, Bristol-Myers Squibb recently set out to cull the number of law firms it retains in hopes of improving the quality and efficiency of its outside counsel relationships. It found a willing partner in Covington & Burling LLP, and together they have cultivated a relationship that pays improved dividends to both sides.Read more...
Bringing Greater Cost Certainty to Litigation
Controlling litigation spend is historically a tough nut to crack. Johnson Controls was overspending on some matters, while inadequate resources were being applied to others. In addition to quickly evaluating lawsuits, we needed to develop a strategy based on the company's business objectives and monitor it closely through completion.Read more...
In the fledging Toronto tech-transfer campus MaRS, Ogilvy Renault LLP saw a unique opportunity. By stationing an office amidst a score of burgeoning startups, the law firm is well placed not only to develop new client relationships, but also to help the MaRS entities fulfill their public-service mission by providing critical legal guidance to these new ventures.Read more...
Winter 2010 issue highlights
Best Practices: New Ways to Leverage Social Media
Social media (SM) tools present a substantial marketing opportunity. Though there are risks, business-to-business entities especially should at least consider using SM tools to enhance their image, connect with clients, generate leads and attract new employees.Read more...
Martindale Pulse: The Profitable Legal Department
Most inside counsel view the idea of creating a "profitable" legal department as a contradiction in terms. After all, corporate law departments always have been viewed as cost centers. However, with the economic downturn forcing in-house counsel to do significantly more with significantly less, the idea of implementing a legal recovery program to contribute lost revenues to the company's bottom line continues to gain traction.Read more...
|profiles in partnership
MaRS Discovery District, MaRS Innovation and Ogilvy Renault LLP
profiles in partnership
Less Is More
Bristol-Myers Squibb and Covington & Burling LLP
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