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A joint project between Thomson Reuters Westlaw™ and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel compiles the wisdom of more than 80 general counsel attorneys and their law firm partners. These attorneys discuss the issues that inside and outside counsel often encounter in working together, and offer practical ideas to prevent or resolve problems. Throughout the text, you'll find solid advice on everything from preengagement planning to postengagement evaluation, with a focus on enhancing the quality of performance, improving outcomes, and increasing cost-effectiveness. Topics include: Selection of outside counsel Planning and budgeting Fee arrangements and billing Law department management Benchmarking Technology Conflicts Compliance Dispute resolution and avoidance This publication also: Consists of chapters that begin with a brief statement of content, followed by objectives, concerns, and preliminary considerations, and include summaries that contain cross-references to text and relevant statutes Analyzes alternative approaches, practices, and procedures Includes questions to ask clients and prospective clients Contains checklists of practice pointers and best practices Includes practice tips and practical detail on billing, fees, and disbursements Contains illustrative forms that maximize productivity and minimize drafting time