Law Department Services

Cost Reduction & Spend Management

A key element in the creation of a high-performing law department is its ability to effectively manage legal spend both internally and with its supply chain. Unbiased can help you develop effective monitoring and control policies and procedures in the two critical disciplines of financial management and vendor management.

Our services include:

Creating an effective process for developing an annual department budget and ongoing matter budgets is critical to managing legal spend. Unbiased can help you institutionalize the budgeting process, monitor progress and analyze results.

You can’t manage what you can’t measure. Unbiased understands the wide variety of possible industry metrics and helps you identify, design and execute against key performance indicators and reporting of financial, efficiency, value, and service performance.

General Counsels typically have great difficulty in proving and communicating to the Executive Team the value of their legal department operations and teams. Unbiased can assist to provide both qualitative and quantitative analysis and develop a program for its ongoing update.

Are the right resources doing the right work? Unbiased understands the varied sourcing opportunities available in today’s legal market and can assist in selection and/or convergence of third-party legal providers, including outside counsel. We can further assist you in defining a partnering program resulting in a “win-win” relationship with vendors.

Today there are many alternative sources in delivery of legal service and business operations. Unbiased is your industry sourcing expert. We recommend sourcing options for you that span legal practice, business operations and technology. Our work often leads to substantial and sustainable long-term cost savings by evaluating cost categories that few consider or are under the control of more junior, or less business-savvy resources in your organization.