May 7, 2009
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
(May 2009) Westlaw Column, "Craig's Corner For Counsel: Maximizing Value," features partner Robert L. Haig, as Editor-in-Chief of the critically acclaimed four volume treatise entitled Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel
, a joint project of West and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC).
Columnist Craig Miller interviewed Mr. Haig on ways to increase the value of corporate legal services. Mr. Haig discussed the importance of tailoring alternative fee arrangements and billing options to achieve a corporate client's specific needs and goals for a particular engagement. He also discussed other strategies for maximizing the value of corporate legal
services such as risk-benefit and cost-benefit analysis, quality management, technology innovations, and benchmarking methodologies. The complete interview with Mr. Haig is available in a podcast at http://west.thomson.com/about/podcasts/