You’re no doubt busier than ever, dealing with complex regulations, business transactions and a host of risk management considerations.
To keep up, law departments and law firms must modernize. That means evolving with the pace of business, handling difficult matters with the same or fewer resources and enhancing legal service delivery models.
PwC can transform your team into a modern law function. We’ll work with you to rethink your organization’s design, optimize processes and leverage foundational technologies. With our help, you’ll unlock value, create new ways of working and better manage your law department.
Learn more about the ever-changing legal ecosystem and how PwC can help to optimize the legal function.
Our Legal Business Solutions team helps corporate attorneys, law departments and law firms think differently, work efficiently, innovate effectively and, ultimately, deliver the right outcomes for their clients. We’ll help you deploy the expertise and technologies you need to focus on higher-value work, control costs and better manage risk and information in your increasingly complicated practice. We offer several service lines across multiple disciplines:
We can help your organization optimize its law department, unlock new value and better align with the strategic goals of the business. Our services include assessments, benchmarking, organizational design, process optimization, strategic and technology roadmaps, outside counsel strategy, law department integration, cost reduction and containment, reporting and analytics.
We can help you address aspects of the contract lifecycle, including playbook development, technology selection and implementation, compliance monitoring, Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) platform maintenance and management of data, obligations and repository, template harmonization and contract review, drafting, negotiation and performance.
We help you develop a digital strategy and determine your legal-related technology needs. We can assist with business case development, process and system design, implementation, data migration, architecture and integration, testing, reporting, training and change management, post go-live support, automations, self-service and data insights, among other services.
We work with law practices to better manage vendor and outside counsel relationships through requests for proposals (RFP), data analytics, outside counsel billing guidelines, communication and change management, vendor selection, reporting, analytics and eBilling/MM refresh.
We can help you better manage your resources and costs by providing support with day-to-day legal tasks and operations, and overseeing your organization's legal technology, allowing you to focus on more strategic, value-add work. You can also leverage our on and offshore delivery teams to unlock global expertise whenever needed.
We help you manage and govern the high volume of corporate information and data assets within your business ecosystem. With dedicated experts in information, data and records governance and policies, we also leverage innovative technologies and tools (including those you already possess in-house) to assist you in managing data throughout its lifecycle and address legal obligations and regulatory concerns.
We can help you assess, enhance, design, implement and operate a more robust and leading legal hold and eDiscovery program. Whether that be a fully internal team, a hybrid arrangement with key vendors, or a fully outsourced model (eDiscovery managed services), we can help with the governance, procedures, and considerations around specific technologies, and how they may integrate with other enterprise systems.
We help support your risk management efforts for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) regulations and standards and advise on ESG responsibilities and disclosures. We can help develop ESG-focused contracts, provide board training, advice on disclosures and liabilities and more. Our proprietary legal technology lets us evaluate ESG risk and compliance and helps you develop an ecosystem that integrates regulatory requirements with leading industry practices.
We help you manage your deal-related work. Our services include contract diligence and disposition, SPA obligation management, IPO readiness, Day 1 readiness, target operating model for the law department, synergy capture, legal tech integration, data and knowledge management, and post-close integration with respect to acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, and other deals.
A crisis situation can disrupt operations, damage reputations, destroy shareholder value, and trigger other threats. We can help your legal team prepare and maintain control of the various aspects of your crisis response with data analytics, live reporting, modeling, crisis preparedness planning and strategic advice, so you’ll be prepared to tackle crises with confidence and clarity, and emerge stronger.
We bring together PwC’s legal industry capabilities, services, and technology with Microsoft’s state-of-the-art cloud solutions. Using Microsoft tools and PwC’s proprietary solutions as its foundation, we help your company’s law department work more effectively, efficiently and strategically by helping make sure your legal function has the right systems and processes in place for your specific needs and goals.
Assess your current law department on key areas of operation and discover how you stack up against other law departments at similarly sized companies. The Diagnostic identifies problem areas and generates a list of recommendations, online and in a PDF report, on what your department can do to improve.