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The recent dialog about Procurement’s role in the purchasing of legal services has been nagging at my brain. I wrote a piece for a book on the subject and basically suggested in-house lawyers beat Procurement to the punch. The fallout of that effort was my series on the subject.

But the nagging

In part one and part two we looked at how Procurement has become involved in purchasing legal services, the challenges this presents and then an alternative approach to how it might be done more effectively.

Maintaining Alignment

To demonstrate this misalignment, consider our acquisition matter from Part 1. A client, perhaps overly concerned about risk on a

In Part 1 of this series, we looked at the recent history and current role of Procurement in the purchase of legal services. I suggested that Procurement is struggling in this new role and there may be a better approach. In Part 2, I suggest that approach. Again -comments are encouraged.

An Alternative 

My counsel to in-house counsel when it

As part of a publication on the growing role of Procurement in the purchasing of legal services, I was asked to give a law firm point of view. Beyond the law firm view, I shared my own view and give advice as to how I would approach Procurement if I were a General Counsel (GC). For brevity’s sake, I