Clutch Group Roundtable Shows Corporate Lawyers How to Save Time and Money in an Economic Downturn

December 11th, 2008

Huntington Beach 2008 Corporate Counsel Exchange and Educational Roundtable sponsored in part by Clutch Group

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, DECEMBER 11, 2008 – Clutch Group, a leader in global legal solutions, is helping companies increase performance, efficiency and effectiveness of their legal departments during the current economic crisis by using legal process out sourcing (LPO).

At the 2008 International Quality and Productivity Center’s (IQPC) Corporate Counsel Exchange conference, Clutch Group hosted two roundtable discussions with General Counsels of Fortune 1000 corporations. The event, which took place at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach December 7-9, showed how a tough economic environment is impacting corporate legal departments. The conference sessions presented by Clutch Group focused on the use of LPO to manage contracts, global compliance, litigation, and a variety of other topics relevant to in-house lawyers around the nation.

Clutch Group President Paul Mandell told the conference attendees that “the legal world is evolving, both out of necessity and through natural innovation.” He further noted, “As the structure, management, and strategies of legal departments continue to undergo a transformation, many of the biggest and the bestcompanies are eager to learn as much as they can about legal outsourcing solutions.”

Mandell affirmed that “the roundtable demystified this increasingly popular practice and helped the attendees understand how to integrate outsourcing solutions into their own businesses effectively.”

Conference Producer Varugis George offered that “legal departments can maximize efficiencies and cut costs without sacrificing thoroughness or quality.” Mandell added, “That is precisely the interest served by Clutch Group.” The current recession has changed the business landscape, forcing companies to seek cost savings and develop smarter spending practices. Corporate legal departments are identifying unique ways to showcase their value to the business and the bottom line.

Some of the roundtable topics included how to use global outsourcing to work around the clock on legal issues, deploying paralegals to increase efficiency, and developing tools to manage outside counsel. Tough economic times have triggered an increase in bankruptcies and litigation. The roundtable discussed techniques to battle rising legal costs by using experienced and specialized legal process outsourcing.

About Clutch Group

Clutch Group is a global provider of legal solutions, with expertise in cost-effective litigation document review, compliance, contract management, and legal research services, to Fortune 500 clients and leading global law firms. Clutch Group ranks as the #1 Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) firm worldwide in the 2008 and 2009 Black Book of Outsourcing Reports and is listed as the top legal outsourcing company by Dun & Bradstreet. Clutch Group’s workforce comprises more than 300 attorneys and paralegals across the United States and India.