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Escape Excel Hell this Rate Card Season, Bodhala Rate Card Negotiation Series- Part 2

2019-12-05T17:23:15+00:00

BODHALA RATE CARD NEGOTIATION SERIES - PART 2 Escape Excel Hell this Rate Card Season At this point, you have lined up your annual rate card notices from your panel law firms. Now it’s time to make sense of what’s there and make it work in your favor. As we discussed [...]

Escape Excel Hell this Rate Card Season, Bodhala Rate Card Negotiation Series- Part 22019-12-05T17:23:15+00:00

What We’re Reading: GCs Using Tech to Prep for a Possible Recession

2019-11-22T20:43:54+00:00

What We’re Reading: GCs Using Tech To Prep For A Recession We all remember what impact the Great Recession had on large corporate legal departments. Like every company unit in a downturn, most legal teams felt extreme pressure to hold down costs. However, our data shows that despite a two-year dip in profits for [...]

What We’re Reading: GCs Using Tech to Prep for a Possible Recession2019-11-22T20:43:54+00:00

Money Moves: Big Law Firms Make Big Investments Into Top Legal Talent

2019-11-21T22:56:13+00:00

Money Moves: Big Law Firms Make Big Investments Into Top Legal Talent With superstar rainmaker poaching on the rise, clients of Big Law firms must adapt so as to not be left holding the bag for the new normal where “money and data rule” at their law firms. Over at Law.com, Christine Simmons sits down [...]

Money Moves: Big Law Firms Make Big Investments Into Top Legal Talent2019-11-21T22:56:13+00:00

Is your outside counsel really a #1 draft pick?

2019-11-21T22:57:20+00:00

Is your outside counsel really a #1 draft pick? Firm executives might consider themselves like professional sports teams, stacking the deck with superstars. But can they defend asking clients to pay every partner -- every player on their team -- as if he or she were an MVP? Ketan Jhaveri, co-founder of Bodhala, shares a take [...]

Is your outside counsel really a #1 draft pick?2019-11-21T22:57:20+00:00

Bodhala: Helping you understand, predict, and manage your ever-increasing legal rates

2019-11-21T22:57:39+00:00

Bodhala: Helping you understand, predict, and manage your ever-increasing legal rates By Chris Bennett Our clients tell us every day about their challenges budgeting for outside legal counsel. Every year their law firms impose higher rates causing our clients to find more money to cover the increased cost. Law firms have historically had overwhelming pricing [...]

Bodhala: Helping you understand, predict, and manage your ever-increasing legal rates2019-11-21T22:57:39+00:00

Rate Card Season: Discover how the “Hidden Staircase” can make a huge difference in your Outside Counsel Rates

2019-11-21T22:58:28+00:00

Rate Card Season: Discover how the “Hidden Staircase” can make a huge difference in your Outside Counsel Rates It’s your not-so-favorite time of year again: it’s rate card season! Whether you are in the legal department or procurement, your frustration level is probably at an all-time high as you manually try to track your legal [...]

Rate Card Season: Discover how the “Hidden Staircase” can make a huge difference in your Outside Counsel Rates2019-11-21T22:58:28+00:00

What we’re reading: Big Law advice doesn’t work when you ignore it

2019-11-21T22:58:10+00:00

What we’re reading: Big Law advice doesn’t work when you ignore itBodhala works out of a WeWork, owned by the We Company. We get along just fine; it’s a good office space. In our early days, we even worked alongside founder and now-former CEO Adam Neumann in his company’s early flagship space.Over at the Wall Street [...]

What we’re reading: Big Law advice doesn’t work when you ignore it2019-11-21T22:58:10+00:00

Bodhala Explainer: What Your Outside Counsel’s Staffing Ratio Means for Your Legal Spend

2019-11-21T22:58:44+00:00

Bodhala Explainer: What Your Outside Counsel’s Staffing Ratio Means for Your Legal Spend You trust your outside counsel to provide top-flight service for their premium rates. While you might think you know everything about how your legal bills come together, we're certain you don’t have full transparency of your spend. Bodhala provides insights into staffing [...]

Bodhala Explainer: What Your Outside Counsel’s Staffing Ratio Means for Your Legal Spend2019-11-21T22:58:44+00:00

Diversity in the Law: Giving Credit Where It’s Due

2019-11-21T22:59:03+00:00

Diversity in the Law: Giving Credit Where It’s Due At Bodhala, we enable our clients to make data-driven decisions that lead to more inclusion and promote corporate social responsibility by giving visibility to attorneys on diversity across firms and matters. Corporate Counsel e​ditor Kibkabe Araya wrote over at Law.com​, a thought-provoking piece addressing the status quo [...]

Diversity in the Law: Giving Credit Where It’s Due2019-11-21T22:59:03+00:00

State Attorney Generals are on the Hunt for Bad Actors

2019-11-21T22:59:17+00:00

State Attorney Generals are on the Hunt for Bad Actors It’s an eye-popping figure: since 2000, the headline reads​, more than $105 ​billion​ in fines have been paid by corporations under judgment after successful cases litigated by attorneys general across the states. Over at Law.com, writer Sue Reisinger highlights a report by the DC-based ​Good [...]

State Attorney Generals are on the Hunt for Bad Actors2019-11-21T22:59:17+00:00