Managing Outside Counsel for In-House Counsel: Learn how UBS reduced its Outside Counsel spend by 20% per year using AFAs within PERSUIT

Event Description

In-house legal departments are often seen as a cost center and a target for potential cost-cutting. What if there was an easy way to remove the element of surprise within legal costs? Cost predictability and savings can go a long way in strengthening relationships between in-house counsel and Finance.

 

Vincenzo Purificato, Executive Director of Outside Counsel Management, at UBS, is an instrumental part of the award-winning team that helped UBS save 20% of its legal spend. Join us at 12pm ET on Thursday, April 14th, for the next event in our Legal Innovation Spotlight Series, as Vincenzo explains how he transformed outside counsel engagement at UBS.

 

Joined by Josh Kalmus, PERSUIT’s Founding Team Member and VP of Business Development, they will discuss:

 

  • What is PERSUIT and why is it a fundamental tool for driving down outside counsel spend.

 

  • How UBS’ legal team are successfully leveraging tools like PERSUIT to reduce legal spend by 20% per year.

 

  • How can you enable a cultural shift for your in-house lawyers to leverage effective AFAs with outside counsel?

 

  • How your corporate legal team can achieve the same results and improve outside counsel management.

 

Attendees will leave the session with an understanding of how to leverage legal technology to improve engagement with your outside counsel and reduce your legal spend.

 

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for in-house counsel who are responsible for managing or supervising outside counsel and are interested in better understanding applicable strategies and technologies that could help reduce outside counsel spend.

 

Virtual Networking

After Audience Q&A, all are invited to engage in virtual networking (video cameras ON), where you can meet our speakers, share best practices, and network with in-house counsel and legal professionals from across North America!

 

Recording

This event will be recorded and posted within 10 days after the event, along with the presentation slides. Note, the recording is NOT CLE eligible.

 

CLE Information

This program is NOT eligible for CLE.

 

Thursday, April 14, 2022, via Live Zoom Video Conference

  • 12:00 pm -1:30 ET: Live Presentation followed by Audience Q&A
  • 1:30 pm -2:00 pm ET: Virtual Networking via Breakout Rooms

Vincenzo Purificato, Executive Director and Head of Strategic Change & Concierge Services in Outside Counsel Management, UBS

 

Vincenzo is an attorney and has been working as Legal COO within the UBS Office of General Counsel. Throughout his career, he has worked on various cost savings initiatives related to the management of resources, both internal and external. This includes finding new and innovative ways to source legal support. In Vincenzo’s current role, he leads a team with the goal of supporting in-house counsel, providing both administrative and expert support.  Administrative support includes capturing demand and cost commitment approvals and legal invoice review. Expert support includes assessing legal matters and finding the most efficient and cost effective ways to engage legal resources; ex. running rfps, negotiating alternative fee agreements, assessing in sourcing potential, and “unbundling” legal work to shift certain tasks from law firms to alternative legal service providers (ALSPS).

 

Josh Kalmus, Founding Team Member & VP of Business Development, PERSUIT

 

Josh practiced as a commercial lawyer in Melbourne, Australia, before joining the founding team at PERSUIT back in 2018. Ultimately relocated to NYC in 2018 to establish our NY office and grow our presence in North America. Josh has become a pillar in the widespread success of PERSUIT, as well as in the education of in-house teams across the world in innovating their outside counsel engagement process.

Title:
Managing Outside Counsel for In-House Counsel

Time:
Thursday, April 14, 2022 12:00 PM

Timezone:
America/New_York

Vincenzo Purificato, Executive Director and Head of Strategic Change & Concierge Services in Outside Counsel Management, UBS

 

Vincenzo is an attorney and has been working as Legal COO within the UBS Office of General Counsel. Throughout his career, he has worked on various cost savings initiatives related to the management of resources, both internal and external. This includes finding new and innovative ways to source legal support. In Vincenzo’s current role, he leads a team with the goal of supporting in-house counsel, providing both administrative and expert support.  Administrative support includes capturing demand and cost commitment approvals and legal invoice review. Expert support includes assessing legal matters and finding the most efficient and cost effective ways to engage legal resources; ex. running rfps, negotiating alternative fee agreements, assessing in sourcing potential, and “unbundling” legal work to shift certain tasks from law firms to alternative legal service providers (ALSPS).

 

Josh Kalmus, Founding Team Member & VP of Business Development, PERSUIT

 

Josh practiced as a commercial lawyer in Melbourne, Australia, before joining the founding team at PERSUIT back in 2018. Ultimately relocated to NYC in 2018 to establish our NY office and grow our presence in North America. Josh has become a pillar in the widespread success of PERSUIT, as well as in the education of in-house teams across the world in innovating their outside counsel engagement process.

Title:
Managing Outside Counsel for In-House Counsel

Time:
Thursday, April 14, 2022 12:00 PM

Timezone:
America/New_York

Managing Outside Counsel for In-House Counsel: Learn how UBS reduced its Outside Counsel spend by 20% per year using AFAs within PERSUIT

About the Event

In-house legal departments are often seen as a cost center and a target for potential cost-cutting. What if there was an easy way to remove the element of surprise within legal costs? Cost predictability and savings can go a long way in strengthening relationships between in-house counsel and Finance.

 

Vincenzo Purificato, Executive Director of Outside Counsel Management, at UBS, is an instrumental part of the award-winning team that helped UBS save 20% of its legal spend. Join us at 12pm ET on Thursday, April 14th, for the next event in our Legal Innovation Spotlight Series, as Vincenzo explains how he transformed outside counsel engagement at UBS.

 

Joined by Josh Kalmus, PERSUIT’s Founding Team Member and VP of Business Development, they will discuss:

 

  • What is PERSUIT and why is it a fundamental tool for driving down outside counsel spend.

 

  • How UBS’ legal team are successfully leveraging tools like PERSUIT to reduce legal spend by 20% per year.

 

  • How can you enable a cultural shift for your in-house lawyers to leverage effective AFAs with outside counsel?

 

  • How your corporate legal team can achieve the same results and improve outside counsel management.

 

Attendees will leave the session with an understanding of how to leverage legal technology to improve engagement with your outside counsel and reduce your legal spend.

 

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for in-house counsel who are responsible for managing or supervising outside counsel and are interested in better understanding applicable strategies and technologies that could help reduce outside counsel spend.

 

Virtual Networking

After Audience Q&A, all are invited to engage in virtual networking (video cameras ON), where you can meet our speakers, share best practices, and network with in-house counsel and legal professionals from across North America!

 

Recording

This event will be recorded and posted within 10 days after the event, along with the presentation slides. Note, the recording is NOT CLE eligible.

 

CLE Information

This program is NOT eligible for CLE.

 

Thursday, April 14, 2022, via Live Zoom Video Conference

  • 12:00 pm -1:30 ET: Live Presentation followed by Audience Q&A
  • 1:30 pm -2:00 pm ET: Virtual Networking via Breakout Rooms
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