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Over five years, Motorola slashed its legal spending $200 million

According to an October 2005 item by the Lawyer Group, the telecommunication giant “halved its total legal spend since 2000 from almost $400m (£224.1m) to just under $200m; it has also halved the amount it spends on external counsel to $110m (£61.6m). It also cut its in-house legal department from 400 staff to 200.” These are Sweeney Todd cuts!

I am assuming that the company itself did not shrink anything like 50 percent during this time. Some of the management initiatives of Motorola have included the use of offshore resources (See my post of Nov. 14, 2005.), a restructured patent group (See my post of Nov. 13, 2005.), and the appointment of a Chief Governance Officer (See my post of Sept. 10, 2005.).