As a follow-up to my earlier post this morning about reducing legal spend, I am very excited to announce that Rees Morrison will become a regular contributor to Spend Matters. Rees is the President of Rees Morrison Associates (RMA). For the past 20 years, Rees has consulted to over 250 law departments in the areas of cost reduction, operational review, spend control, re-engineering, structure and organization assessments, client satisfaction, technology, benchmarking, and other issues. Rees founded the monthly publication, Managing Litigation Costs.
I'll be featuring only a bit of what Rees has to say on Spend Matters. On his own blog, LawDepartmentManagementblog.com, you can find over 4,400+ posts on a range of topics. He is truly an industry insider and legal expert when it comes to exploring all the cost vehicles of legal spend reduction vs. simply pursuing basic strategies that strategic sourcing advisors typically have to offer. I look forward to sharing his thoughts on these virtual pages to help companies reduce all areas of their legal spend without sacrificing quality.
And if you're curious about his qualifications when it comes to offering legal cost reduction advice in the context of how law departments and practices operate, here are just a few of his qualifications: He is a Certified Management Consultant, a member of Scribes, a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, and has been on the Board of Advisors of Corporate Counselor, Law Department Management, and Metropolitan Corporate Counsel. A Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, he has participated in the ABA's Law Practice Management Section and ACC's Law Department Management Committee.