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Cost - Cutting Guidance for the Legal Sector - Interview: Michael O'Donnel, Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell - Chief Litigation Officer Summit


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Michael O’Donnell, Partner and Chairman of Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell and a civil litigation firm at the marcus evans Chief Litigation Officer Summit Spring 2013, focuses on the approaches to minimize legal costs.

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Cost - Cutting Guidance for the Legal Sector - Interview: Michael O'Donnel, Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell - Chief Litigation Officer Summit

  1. 1. Cost-Cutting Guidance for the Legal Sector could consider blended arrangements of to provide advice on publicity matters. contingencies and hourly rates, flat fees How could CLOs predict future that are agreed upon at the beginning litigation? of litigation, or a hybrid of fees where the outside counsel would work towards Following regulatory violations is benchmarks. Trials are generally certainly a way to determine the excluded from flat-fee arrangements, as direction the next type of litigation will they may impact the bottom line. take. For example, upcoming litigation may be predicted by tracking recalls by A close partnership with business-savvy the FDA in the pharmaceutical industry. counsel, who have the best interest of the company as a priority, will develop a A close deeper knowledge of facts and helpInterview with: Michael O’Donnell, control expenses.Partner and Chairman, WheelerTrigg O’Donnell Utilizing e-Discovery appropriately partnership would minimize the number of documents to be produced. ScreeningAlternative fee arrangements, for irrelevant or duplicate documents withelectronic programs, and court - would lessen the pile and time requiredapproved models can be employed for for review.better litigation cost controlmanagement, says Michael O’Donnell, What strategies should be put in businessPartner and Chairman, Wheeler Trigg place to lower litigation risks?O’Donnell. Utilizing electronic discovery(e-Discovery) correctly will reduce the It is very important to have a Chief savvynumber of documents that Chief Compliance Officer who is intimatelyLitigation Officers (CLOs) have to familiar with industry-specific risks,review and save time, he continues. such as regulatory risks with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). counselFrom a service provider company at themarcus evans Chief Litigation US regulatory agencies perform veryOfficer Summit Spring 2013, in thorough work. This is why CLOs should will helpColorado Springs, Colorado, March make sure that they are walking21-23, O’Donnell discusses how to lower through the minefield with good advice,litigation risks and implement crisis from both inside and outside regulatorymanagement programs. counsel.How can CLOs reduce costs? How can a crisis management program be implemented? control expensesE-Discovery has resulted in increasedexpenditure and time spent on A crisis management team should bereviewing documents. Court-approved assembled with inside and outsidem ode ls , s op his tic ated e lec tro nic counsel. In-house or external publicprograms, and various alternative fee relations personnel can also be included,arrangements can help cut costs. CLOs depending on the size of the company,
  2. 2. About the Chief Litigation Officer Summit Spring 2013 The Legal Network - marcus evans Summits group This unique forum will take place at The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado, delivers peer-to-peer information March 21-23, 2013. Offering much more than any conference, exhibition or trade on strategic matters, professional show, this exclusive meeting will bring together esteemed industry thought leaders trends and breakthrough and solution providers to a highly focused and interactive networking event. The innovations. Summit includes presentations on exploring best practices in utilizing e-Discovery, the reduction of litigation risk through compliance and how to protect intellectual property. Please note that the Summit is a closed business event and the number of participants strictly Contact limited. Maria Gregoriou, Journalist, marcus evans, Summits Division Tel: + 357 22 849 400 Email: For more information please send an email to All rights reserved. The above content may be republished or reproduced. Kindly inform us by sending an email to press@marcusevanscy.comAbout Wheeler Trigg O’DonnellTrial Tested™ civil litigation firm Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell helps its clients resolve disputes that threaten their businesses, brands,products, people, and customers. WTO handles trials, appeals arbitrations, and related areas of complex civil litigation, includingclass actions and multidistrict litigation, often as national or regional trial counsel, for many of the U.S.’ s best-known companies ina wide variety of marcus evans Summitsmarcus evans Summits are high level business forums for the world’s leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discussstrategies and solutions. Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity toindividually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, think tanks, seminars and one-on-one business meetings.For more information, please visit: www.marcusevans.comUpcoming EventsCorporate Counsel Asia Summit - www.asiancorporatecounselsummit.comEuropean Corporate Counsel Summit - www.eccsummit.comIP Law Summit - www.iplawsummit.comLitigation Asia Summit - www.litigationasiasummit.comTo view the web version of this interview please click here: