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Christopher Seezen

Chris Seezen is Quovant’s Manager of Compliance Services. He leads a team of Compliance Analysts comprised of attorneys and paralegals that perform the review of legal invoices against client’s billing guidelines. Chris attended the Nashville School of Law while working as a paralegal with a personal injury and workers compensation firm. After receiving his license in 2011 he continued to work as an attorney until joining Quovant in 2013. Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.

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Managing Your Legal Spend, Part Four: Objective & Subjective Review

Compliance review is a vital component of legal spend management. Compliance review, in terms of legal spend management, examines law firm invoices and compares them with how completely they conform with the client’s billing guidelines. In depth compliance review requires knowledge of the law firm, the law firm’s billing experience, the common practices of the legal industry, as well as insight into the particular body of law that is being practiced. Although the specifics of the tasks and costs vary between clients, there are a few consistent methodologies used to review legal invoices for compliance with client’s billing guidelines, including the objective and subjective review of invoices. The objective review is usually a surface level review that looks at the basics of whether the bill itself is complete and made without errors, and the subjective review digs into the meat of the work being completed to see how appropriate it is in light of the client’s overall litigation goals.

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Managing Your Legal Spend, Part 1: Timekeeper Authorizations

When it comes to managing your organization’s legal spend, it is important to set expectations with outside counsel clearly from the onset to avoid confusion and expensive surprises. Having a conversation with your law firms about timekeeper authorization is one of the most fundamental ways that you can proactively set expectations. Having a method for authorizing timekeepers builds accountability into your relationship with outside counsel, but there are three important considerations you should make.

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