In today's operating environment, legal and regulatory issues are an unavoidable reality for most every company in multiple aspects of their businesses. Increasing regulation, record numbers of lawsuits, higher insurance premiums, and globalization pressures often prompt the need for companies to have staff lawyers to address these issues. But let's face it…most non-law firm organizations might recognize a need for counsel, but lack expertise in appropriately establishing and equipping a legal department, integrating it into their operational structures, and identifying the best candidates to staff them. Hiring a friend of a friend may not be sufficient to meet your company's needs, and hiring the highest-priced or most fancy-degreed lawyer might be an unnecessary over-expenditure of scarce resources.
At Edmond Murray, we have in-depth experience in establishing, structuring, or restructuring corporate legal operations to meet the emerging needs of companies. We've "been there and done that" already, and can thus take the lead from you, and then manage the process on your behalf, carefully reflecting your values and meeting your specific needs. From designing the structure and operational guidelines of your new legal department to recruiting the right candidates to staff it, let our expertise work for you, leaving you free to concentrate on your organization's central mission. If you already have an in-house counsel operation, we can provide your management with an independent assessment of its effectiveness and efficiency, make confidential recommendations to improve its effectiveness, or provide it with additional ad-hoc support for demanding but occasional issues that arise in the course of business.