• How Data can Drive Modern Law Firm Panel Management and Review
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    Three trends influencing law firm panels Challenges of legal panel management Informing data-driven panel reviews You don’t need us to tell you that it’s vital to carry out panel reviews to the highest possible standard. That’s why it’s fascinating to see how corporate legal teams are carrying out modern panel reviews, at a time when […]
  • How Legal Teams Increase ROI from Outside Counsel Legal Spend
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    The dream of legal spend ROI Seeing legal spend clearly Controlling legal costs Acting on data insights Corporate legal teams face unique challenges. Imagine you are part of a legal team with an annual external legal spend of millions. That can corresponds to thousands of invoices from law firms annually. That’s hundreds of thousands of […]
  • Legal Operations Improving Relationships Between Law Firms and Corporate Legal Teams
    Panel Discussion on Legal Innovation
    Legal operations and data driven decision making has been at the heart of improving relationships between law firms and their corporate legal clients, said Alex Kelly, Co-Founder and COO of Brightflag at a panel discussion this week. The panel “Innovation In The Legal Market”, hosted by Global 200 law firm Pinsent Masons, also featured Andreas […]
  • How to get Budget for a Dedicated Legal Operations System
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    General Counsels and Chief Financial Officers have long recognised the need to build a partnership that drives the financial, legal and ethical health of leading companies. If you’re a GC, you’ve spent much of your professional life giving high-impact advice that guides CEOs, COOs, and the rest of your senior leadership colleagues toward sound commercial […]
  • CLOC 2018 – Dispatches from the Greatest Minds in Legal Operations – Part 3
    This is the third of a three-part series on the key themes we took away from the CLOC 2018 US Institute. Every year, legal operations professionals from around the world gather at the CLOC US Institute to learn, network, and share experiences. In this series the Brightflag team will delve into the key messages from […]
  • CLOC 2018 – Dispatches from the Greatest Minds in Legal Operations – Part 2
    This is the second of a three-part series on the key themes we took away from the CLOC 2018 US Institute. Every year, legal operations professionals from around the world gather at the CLOC US Institute to learn, network, and share experiences. In this series the Brightflag team will delve into the key messages from […]
  • US Litigation Trends for 2017
    This is the first in a series posts from Brightflag on litigation costs for corporates. In it we will cover overall market trends, strategies on controlling costs, and how to utilize technology in litigation management. Legal spending takes a large bite out of a company’s bottom line.  For most companies with business as usual it […]
  • The startup advantage in legal technology
    Brightflag is a young company. We are bringing AI language analysis to help corporate legal departments control costs and to help law firms understand how they should price work. It’s a new concept that hasn’t existed before, solving a key issue for the industry – ensuring both sides of a legal transaction are happy with the […]
  • How text analysis is changing the legal industry
    Of all the branches of machine and AI, text and language analysis is likely the most relevant to the legal industry. In a world where the currency is contracts, court rulings, case law, written evidence – it makes sense that advances in understanding large volumes of text creates exciting possibilities. Google has been a pioneer in […]
  • Legal invoice review: How to do it effectively
    This is the second of a two-part Brightflag series on legal billing guidelines and invoice review, find Part One on creating effective billing guidelines here. In the overall process of managing outside counsel spend, reviewing invoices is the final step in a larger process. You will have likely gone through a selection process of some kind, […]