Six Big Law Firms Get Serious About Legal Project Management

August 08, 2012
For a law firm, nothing triggers a Eureka moment faster than when an established client threatens to seek other counsel. So when clients began asking firms — with a figurative nod towards the door — to find a more efficient way to do their legal work, firms started innovating. What they’ve come up with is legal project management — where effectively using technology, people, and processes promises to lower costs, while boosting (or at least maintaining) firm profitability. Law Technology News spoke with Dechert’s Colleen Nihill, Firm Wide Director of Project Management, and Anthony Licata, Chief Financial Officer, about the firm’s legal project management achievements.