Unpredictable Legal Needs Call for A Long-Term Strategy

Client Challenge

Our client, a large financial services company was looking for interim attorneys to assist the legal department on a part-time basis to cover unexpected influxes of technology contracts. Specifically, they needed attorneys who specialize in drafting, reviewing and negotiating technology contracts such as software licenses, service agreements, task orders and NDA’s. 

 

Hire Counsel Solution

Hire Counsel met with the client and was able to put in place a long term strategy utilizing secondment attorneys for their Legal Department as well as their Contracts Management Department. Hire Counsel was able to quickly identify two qualified attorneys who were available on a part-time and as-needed basis. Both candidates could work on-site or remotely and were flexible based on unexpected workflows or to cover internal attorney vacations, leave of absences etc. 

 

Results

  • Flexibility & Headcount Management: The client didn’t have enough stead work to hire someone permanently and could not guarantee 40 hours per week.   Bringing in seconded attorneys from Hire Counsel allowed them to more effective manage their workflows by being able to bring in top talent on a part-time as needed basis. There were also able to cover any vacations, resignations or unexpected absences for their full time staff easily.
  • Evaluation of Full-Time Hires: After several months on the engagement the client was able to extend an offer of full-time employment to one of the Hire Counsel candidates.
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