While I gathered my cites for a post on Linde’s convergence program (See my post of June 18, 2007.), I came across several posts that refer to the British law firm Eversheds. As with many topics dealt with here, this one surfaced unbeknownst to me: that firm has made a name for itself with a number of efforts that benefit law departments.
Eversheds holds itself out as in favor of fixed-fee arrangements (See my posts of May 17, 2006 on its stance generally; and April 22, 2007 for its specifics with Tyco.). It has included on its staff people who are trained in project management (See my post of Dec. 22, 2006.). It has staked some of its reputation on a program called RAPID Resolution (See my post of Nov. 13, 2006.). Eversheds has made use of sophisticated software, such as rules-based drafting software (See my post of April 8, 2007) and an online knowledge repository known as “@work” (See my post of Feb. 16, 2006.) For years the magic circle firm has been a Preferred Provider for DuPont. Finally, Eversheds at least talks about using Six Sigma techniques (See my post of May 28, 2007.).