Best Practices for Managing Costs with Outside Counsel

Learn to work with outside counsel effectively and efficiently, and find ways to consolidate spending.
Financial Marketing / Budgeting

GC Managing Costs Execsense

Format 50 Minute Lesson
Chapters 7
Skill Level New to Topic
Audience General Counsel
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Course Description

In this lesson, ExecSense and expert, Chris Benjamin (President – Rogue CFO), examine everything you need to know about the best ways to manage and reduce costs with outside counsel.

In this 50-minute session, you will learn:

  • New approaches to managing outside counsel you can implement to control costs and more
  • The latest techniques for paying the right price for provided services by validating pricing via benchmarks; how and when to incorporate alternative fee arrangements using small boutique firms for specific types of engagements where you can save considerably
  • The most frequently asked questions by General Counsel about the delicate art of balancing legal expense control with managing legal work including: strategy, tactics, staffing, quality, and other non-monetary aspects of legal work that nevertheless trigger higher bills
  • Specific case studies of 5 companies and General Counsel that have implemented cost control plans that have reduced outside counsel cost by an impressive 10%-15% and how your company can embark on the same path

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Chris Benjamin
CFO, Rogue CFO
Financial Management

ExecSense_Chris Benjamin

Chris Benjamin brings 18 years of experience from over 100 entrepreneurial and growth stage companies. He provides support and expertise to both privately held companies seeking to rapidly expand, and companies who are on track to go public or are already trading.

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Industry veteran Chris Benjamin has spent the last decade working exclusively with growth stage companies as an outsourced CFO. Realizing there was a need for C-level talent in early stage companies who might not necessarily need a full time CFO, Chris left the public company corporate world and began his own entrepreneurial venture focusing on providing the CFO level of service on a part-time basis.

Having worked in multiple industries at different stages, Chris is able to bring a diverse skill set from general accounting, budgeting, forecasting, pricing models to Securities & Exchange Commission filings and facilitating audits.

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