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

4 Best Practices to Manage your Billing Guidelines

Posted by Gaby Isturiz on May 12, 2018 at 11:26 AM

The next time that you find yourself among legal administrators, try this:

You say, “Billing guidelines.”

Wait for it - you are about to hear a collective groan, that is almost guaranteed, if you are in the company of this fine group of legal professionals.

The reason for this reaction is completely understandable. 

Topics: billing guidelines, outside counsel guidelines