While in-house departments were once seen as the softer alternative to law firms, far away from soul-crushing performance reviews and billable hour requirements, times are changing, says a consultant. Case in point: The legal department at Hewlett-Packard, where CEO Mark Hurd has made cost-cutting a crusade. Some say the changes have breathed new life into the department, while others say they have caused a big loss of experienced HP lawyers, who were either forced out or who left because of the changes.
Hewlett-Packard Proves Legal Departments No Safe Haven From Churn
May 8, 2009