At ACC Annual Meeting, Counsel Discuss Criteria For Evaluating Law Firms -

The Posse List
Oct 21, 2009

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to add evaluation of a law firm’s flextime policies to its list of criteria for evaluating outside firms, according to a panelist at the ACC annual meeting in Boston.

Joseph West, associate general counsel at Wal-Mart, said the company plans to add flextime policies to its current list of law firm measures: cost-effectiveness, performance and diversity.

West was one of eight panelists on an Oct. 20 panel covering how in-house counsel departments can get more value from the law firms they work with: “50 Ways and Counting to Drive Value into Law Firm Relationships.”

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