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Litigation counsel retains local counsel within its own budget (FMC Technologies)

The General Counsel of FMC Technologies, Jeffrey Carr, explained that his department negotiates a budget with the primary litigation firm, but allows the firm to retain local counsel as it deems appropriate, without that local counsel separately billing FMC (ACCA Docket, Jan. 2001) (See my post on July 16, 2005 about national coordinating counsel.)