Outside Counsel Guidelines: The Key Issues Faced by Today’s Law Firms in Managing Billing Compliance

Posted by Gaby Isturiz on January 11, 2019 at 11:23 AM


Bob Karau is the Manager of Client Financial Services at Robins Kaplan LLP. In the following post, Bob explores the topic of Outside Counsel Guidelines and how today’s firms are challenged with addressing volume, complexity and technology in order to achieve compliance.

Outside Counsel Guidelines(OCG) have been standard practice in the agreements between law firms and their corporate clients for quite some time, however in recent years, they have grown in both scope and complexity, making the task of managing them both overwhelming and elusive.

Topics: compliance, billing guidelines, outside counsel guidelines

Billing Guidelines & Compliance: Why Today's Law Firms Need To  Pay Attention

Posted by Gaby Isturiz on July 19, 2017 at 1:41 PM

Compliance with your client’s guidelines has always been a critical part of any law firm operation and it is your responsibility to adhere to client billing guidelines and ensure accuracy. In recent years, outside counsel guidelines have become more complex and it has become more difficult  for law firms to keep up with client’s demands and maintain compliance. The consequences of non-compliance are a decrease in client trust, increased rejections, and slower billing cycles.

Topics: compliance