• Litigation Pitfalls: So Much At Stake
  • October 29, 2004 | Author: James M. Burgess
  • Law Firm: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP - Los Angeles Office
  • What are the most common mistakes in-house counsel make in approaching litigation and how can they be avoided?

    Effective in-house counsel are essential to achieving good results in litigation. Business people often do not want to face the burdens caused by litigation. Trying to cut corners to save executives from these burdens is perhaps the most common mistake in-house counsel make. While cutting corners might prevent a confrontation, it can lead to problems including inadequate preparation, inadvertent failure to produce documents or erroneous discovery responses. In-house counsel who share all the facts with the business team are most likely to achieve good results.