On this special edition of In-House Legal, Susan Hackett, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), explores important issues to in-house lawyers and to the outside counsel who provide services to them with two high profile guests. In the first segment, Susan welcomes David M. Dresden, a law department executive for McDonalds , to discuss the successful, global in-house management of legal services across country borders. In the second segment, Susan is joined by Jeffrey W. Carr, the Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of FMC Technologies , to discuss his innovative approach to managing in-house staff and outside counsel costs using performance metrics that reconnect value and cost. And you’ll hear about the new ACC Value Index, designed to help in-house counsel establish an online database for ACC members to share information and rate the firms they believe provide their clients with the greatest value.
For years, in-house lawyers have struggled with keeping the lid on legal expenses. On In-House Legal, host Paul D. Boynton Esq., welcomes guests Susan Hackett, senior vice president and general counsel of the Association of Corporate Counsel and Jeffrey E. Stone, partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery, to discuss the Value Challenge Initiative and the relationship in-house lawyers need to have with outside law firms to get more accountability and value from their service providers.