General counsel will often rely on past experience, personal connections, and word of mouth to select outside counsel. But with a crowded market and competition rising among firms, it may be worth considering other factors when selecting who should represent your company in high-stakes litigation. Listening to a law firm’s pitch and conducting interviews can tell you a lot about their qualifications, but interviews will not always reveal which outside counsel are good, which are bad, and which are most effective.
This is where big data and analytics come into play. The right legal technology platform should help you research your options – and it should do it all in one place.
Read the latest special report from Bloomberg Law, 5 Things to Know Before You Hire Outside Counsel, to learn how integrated technology can help you evaluate outside counsel and find the answers to these questions:
- What are their areas of expertise?
- Whom else do they represent?
- What is their experience before your assigned judge?
- In what jurisdictions do they have experience?
- What is their success rate?
Download the complete report now.