SOURCE: DataCert

DataCert, Inc. - The global leader in legal operations management

September 03, 2009 11:15 ET

DataCert to Sponsor 7th Annual Legal Week Corporate Counsel Forum

DataCert to Moderate Session on Strategic Management Through the Use of Alternative Fee Arrangements

LONDON--(Marketwire - September 3, 2009) - DataCert, Inc., the leading global provider of legal operations management solutions, is sponsoring the 7th annual Legal Week Corporate Counsel Forum, which takes place 15-16 September. As the premier European event for leaders of corporate legal departments, this forum will provide participants with practical insights into critical issues expected to impact in-house counsel in the coming year.

A key theme for this year's event will be managing risk in an adverse business climate. Jerome Raguin, EMEA territory manager, DataCert, will be moderating a strategic management focus group session on how to leverage legal e-billing technologies to analyse your current spend and establish clear parameters to enable effective use of alternative fee arrangements (AFAs) to achieve cost savings and transparency. Panelists for this session include:

--  Christopher Barnard, general counsel, EMEA, Coca-Cola
--  Ian Leedham, senior counsel, commercial, National Grid Legal Services

"Corporate legal departments are undergoing growing pressure to reduce costs, which is causing increased scrutiny of billing arrangements for outside counsel," said Raguin. "This focus group session will give participants the opportunity to discuss the future of traditional billing structures and how they can review their budgets and restructure their billing systems to reduce outside counsel costs."

In-house counsel and corporate legal department managers and executives should attend the Legal Week Corporate Counsel Forum to learn best practices for achieving strategic success from industry experts and peers. This two-day event will be held 15-16 September at the Four Seasons in Hampshire, United Kingdom. To register, visit

About DataCert, Inc.

DataCert is the premier global provider of legal operations management solutions, including legal spend, intellectual property, and matter management software and services. Corporate legal departments trust DataCert solutions to manage, analyze, and optimize their legal operations. DataCert has law firm, vendor, and agent connections in more than 150 countries and its customers include 71 Fortune® 500 corporations, 53 Global Fortune® 500 corporations, and 100% of the AmLaw 200. Visit for more information.

Contact Information

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    Jerome Raguin
    DataCert, Inc.
    +44 (0)20 7849 3033
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