For general counsel and legal departments that need help auditing their current program, or targeting specific areas for improvement, FTI Technology provides legal operations and legal department assessments.
General counsel and legal operations professionals are under increasing pressure to reduce cost while better aligning the legal department’s operations with corporate business strategy. As legal departments evaluate business operations that impact their organizations, a broad range of factors across people, process, and technology can contribute to the success of the legal operations journey.
The FTI Legal Operations Assessment
Assessments are a high-quality, low-risk first step toward optimizing operational costs, performance, systems, and measurement. Our team of experts works with clients to audit their current environment, create a custom, actionable roadmap with recommendations to meet short- and long-term goals, and develop a business case to make improvements.
Business Strategy Alignment
We help identify gaps in legal services and processes to align legal department and corporate stakeholders and develop roadmaps to a more strategically aligned, efficient future state legal department.
As corporate legal departments look to optimize service delivery, FTI’s experts help clients identify opportunities to right-source work to improve in-house staffing, develop training programs, or enable succession planning.
FTI’s experts have a proven track record for aligning the right technology with proven workflows to ensure in-house empowerment and productivity. By working with clients to develop a deep understanding of current state, future needs, and industry nuances, we develop recommendations for the right mix of technology needed.
FTI works with your legal operations team to understand current processes and develop streamlined workflows that minimize friction, both within the department and with company stakeholders.
Spend & Vendor Management
Through spend analysis and benchmarking, FTI’s experts help clients understand the details of how law firms and other vendors are billing, to identify opportunities to fine tune outside counsel management, develop preferred provider programs, and leverage alternative service providers to achieve better outcomes and cost savings.
Operational Analytics & Reporting
Corporate legal departments are increasingly acknowledging the importance of data and analytics to inform critical business decisions and measure overall department performance. FTI’s experts and data scientists have broad experience designing, building and managing the legal department’s reporting and analytics program.