Getting justice in the mega-case seems to clash with the tough economy and the need to manage litigation costs. Can both goals be met? Today’s economy—and today’s clients—demand innovative approaches to managing the cost of litigation. This Forum will explore the latest thinking on how a case can be both litigated effectively and managed financially.
Key Learning Objectives
- Navigate the new attorney-client paradigm by first understanding just how this new, game-changing model — demanded by clients for litigation management — impacts law firms, the course of litigation through the courts, and the internal client decision-making about litigation strategies.
- Forecast and deal with cost uncertainty through the use of budgets, fee arrangements, billing systems and financial reporting that sync with the objectives and merits of the litigation. In other words, learn how to cope with the proverbial “uncertainty” of litigation.
- Rein in exploding e-discovery costs with an understanding of the latest results in court-supervised e-discovery, and a view into the future of e-discovery.
- Obtain outcomes your clients seek by hearing from leading trial lawyers how they help clients get to the heart of a litigation matter, and get results tied to the merits.
- Achieve early resolutions with discussion of the necessary preparation, timing, and ingredients it takes to resolve a case before you get to trial.
- Gain insights on how cost impacts the courts with presentations and conversations among judges and counsel specifically on how massive litigation expenses affect our judicial system, and what can be done about it.
Mayer Brown Speaker: Daniel Ring
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