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Managing Litigation Costs in Difficult Times

July 20, 2009 | Posted in : Article / Book, Billing Practices, Hourly Rates, Legal Bills / Legal Costs, Litigation Management


Christopher S. Marks of Williams Kastner in Seattle was recently interviewed by the Metropolitan Corporate Counsel in "Managing Litigation Costs in Difficult Times". In response to a question on segmenting fixed fees into various phases and billing for those one by one rather than total, Christopher Marks replies, "Even where we haven't scheduled a flat fee program and are continuing on the regular hourly rate, we structure our litigation plans and our budgets so that there are identifiable benchmarks within the litigation that we track against the budget."