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E-mail communication from Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP

Attorney Alerts are designed to assist both in-house and outside counsel in tackling today’s legal and business issues. These e-mail communications from Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP (Deloitte FAS) highlight articles and papers on topical issues.

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Highlights from past Alerts

  • Legal Billing and Predictive Coding (February 2014)
    Legal Billing and Predictive Coding discusses innovations in analytics and predictive coding which have introduced new possibilities to the traditional Uniform Task-Based Management System (UTBMS) codes used in the billing and analytics process. To learn more about the impact on legal spend management, the challenges and advancements associated with UTBMS codes, and how to get more from your UTBMS codes, download the full whitepaper.
  • The Risk Intelligent general counsel (January 2014)
    The legal and regulatory terrain has gotten rougher, yet the general counsel must not only keep up, but stay ahead. The Risk Intelligent general counsel provides a fresh perspective on legal and regulatory risk governance and management to understand their potential impact on the finances, reputation, and future of the business. Download the whitepaper for additional insights.
  • Discovery Insights: 5 questions on data breaches and incident response (December 2013)
    In today's digital world, the response to a data breach is both critical and complex. As organizations prepare for threats by strengthening their network security measures, they should simultaneously seek to improve their incident response programs. Read the interview for additional insights.
  • Minimizing goodwill impairment differences globally (November 2013)
    A crucial exercise for acquisitive businesses is to routinely assess the goodwill booked in an acquisition to determine whether there has been any impairment and, if so, how much. It is apparent that in recent years there have often been notable differences in goodwill impairment conclusions across the world. So what is the root cause or causes of these differences? Read the report to explore some of these issues for insights.
  • U.S. economic forecast (October 2013)
    The October 2013 U.S. Economic Forecast, from the Deloitte University Press, shows growth starting to accelerate in the middle of next year and enjoying two very good years in 2015 and 2016. The forecast also examines the trends and events that are influencing consumers, housing, business investment, foreign trade, government, labor markets, financial markets, and prices.
  • Changing the law firm operating cost paradigm (September 2013)
    Improving efficiencies and cost management is an important aspect of evolution. A firm should simultaneously improve operations and maintain appropriate service to the attorneys and internal customers that they support to better serve their clientele. This article discusses how law firms which are undertaking service delivery transformation are at the forefront of the legal industry and leading the competition into a brave new world of efficiency and profitability.

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More Alerts

  • Communicating with stakeholders in a crisis (August 2012)
  • Corporate development 2012 – Leveraging the power of relationships in M&A (July 2012)
  • Measuring the tone at the top (December 2011)
  • Ten things to improve your next internal investigation (April 2011)

Additional resources

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  • Discovery management digest
  • General Counsel
  • CFO Insights

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