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Create one matter for an activity rather than allow several lawyers to each create their own

An intriguing idea comes from a supplement in the ACC Docket, June 2010 after 32. The supplement describes a number of managerial decisions by the legal team of Coca-Cola in Europe.

One change they are discussing is how β€œto increase efficiency by limiting the number of files created for any one particular matter.” Instead of an acquisition spawning an HR matter, an IP matter, a regulatory matter, and a corporate matter, there would be one master matter. The thought is that a single consolidated matter will streamline control, reporting, audits, and document management. Those objectives and benefits sound plausible.