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A monthly review of cases where the expenditures are highest (BellSouth)

A slide from a presentation by Henry Walker, Chief Litigation Counsel for BellSouth teases with the bullet “Monthly High Expense Case Reviews.” It is likely that the largest portion of a law department’s outside counsel spend goes to its so-called “major cases” (See my post of Nov. 15, 2005 on the definition of major litigation.), but not necessarily every month.

Major cases likely have potentially large liabilities, but may have a low burn rate at times or peaks and valleys. For a law department to look to its spending on the month-to-month gushers makes sense.