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Dentons unveils in-house counsel consulting service

Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 3:13 PM | By John Chunn


Dentons has launched Nextlaw In-House Solutions, a strategic consulting service, with more than 50 former general counsel across the globe ready to provide integrated, multidisciplinary solutions to in-house counsel.

In-house counsel play an increasingly important role in companies all over the world, but often have limited resources to build contemporary, effective operations. Managing new legal problems, legal technologies, procurement processes and varying types of legal service providers is more challenging than ever before. A significant gap exists between client expectations of value, innovation and efficiency and the effectiveness with which law firms are responding.
 
Nextlaw In-House Solutions will bring together profound experience in the general counsel role from major organizations around the world, along with legal technology and process management experts and professionals across the spectrum of legal operations disciplines, to provide advisory services, market insights and experienced perspectives.
 
These services can range from delivering solutions to improve the management of external counsel relationships and legal spend to leveraging innovation and legal technology to enhance the value delivered by legal departments. Dentons’ experienced team also provides coaching and mentoring for new general counsel or counseling on risk and compliance issues, as well as experienced interim or permanent in-house support wherever and whenever needed.
 
“As part of Dentons, the largest, most innovative law firm in the world, we enjoy unique advantages, including the privilege of working with and learning from sophisticated clients across the globe, spanning diverse industry sectors, legal systems and cultures," said Chris Pinnington, CEO of Nextlaw In-House Solutions.  
 
“One thing we consistently hear is that our clients are under enormous pressure, not just to resolve legal issues but to deliver business solutions, play a more strategic role in the C-Suite, modernize their legal departments, redefine processes and implement the latest technologies,” Pinnington said.  
 
“Dentons is at the forefront of reinventing the legal profession, and Nextlaw In-House Solutions is a further step in a comprehensive strategy to lead transformation and disruption in the industry,” said Elliott Portnoy, Dentons’ global CEO.