Working with In-House Counsel & Co-Counsel

Video Transcript

MURRAY OGBORN: One of the things we do frequently in our practice is partner with other law firms, either from the beginning of a case or when we’re called in to assist later in a case. They will call us in to assist them in complex, large cases when the law firms see that a case is likely to go to an actual trial.

MICHAEL MIHM: Particularly for legal malpractice cases or business tort cases, our referrals tend to come from other lawyers. When we get cases in on referrals, it’s often because in-house counsel or outside general counsel have already tried to clean up the mess, and have not been able to do so.

MURRAY OGBORN: Larger case: that’s frequently based upon our experience in the courtroom. We find it very enjoyable to work with in-house counsel.

MICHAEL MIHM: We routinely work with in-house counsel; we routinely work with outside general counsel in looking out for the clients’ interest, in deciding whether or not to move forward with a lawsuit.

MICHAEL MIHM: find working with outside general counsel and in-house counsel to be invaluable because they were often there in the underlying transaction or deal, or in trying to clean up the aftermath of whatever it was that went wrong. And so they know a lot of the facts, and they know a lot of the information.

MICHAEL MIHM: General Counsel and in-house counsel can be an invaluable source of information for helping us put the case together for the client.

MURRAY OGBORN: We have found that in most circumstances we can work very well with the originating firm. We don’t have any problem working with other lawyers. In fact, we find it very comfortable to do so.

MURRAY OGBORN: Generally speaking, our association with in house counsel or outside general counsel we’ve found to be very successful.