Motorola slashes legal spend to tune of $200m

Middleton, David
October 2005
Lawyer;10/31/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 42, p1
Trade Publication
Reports that Chicago, Illinois-based global telecommunications giant Motorola Inc. has reduced its legal spending and cut the number of law firm it uses. Reduction of the fees of its in-house counsel; Dismissal of law firms that failed to obliged with discounts and flat rate fees that it proposed; Citation of the law firms that have retained their relationship with the company.


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