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Seyfarth Earns Two 2018 ‘Value Champion’ Awards from Association of Corporate Counsel

05/15/2018

Collaborations with Danaher and 7-Eleven Named Best-In-Class by ACC

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) announced today that Seyfarth Shaw LLP was named a 2018 ACC Value Champion for its collaborative work with Danaher Corporation and 7-Eleven.

A component of the ACC Value Challenge, which promotes reconnecting the cost and value of legal services, the ACC Value Champions initiative recognized Seyfarth for two of the 12 law department/law firm collaborations in 2018 that delivered substantial value to their client organizations by cutting spending, improving predictability and achieving better legal outcomes.

“To be considered best-in-class, a law department must move at the speed of the business client, optimizing every process, controlling every cost, taking advantage of every available piece of data,” said Catherine J. Moynihan, associate vice president of legal management services at ACC. “These Champions use leading management practices – writing applications, leveraging AI, and applying sophisticated sourcing and staffing models – to help the businesses they serve succeed.”

“Working alongside talented in-house teams at Danaher and 7-Eleven, we are honored to be recognized by the Association of Corporate Counsel,” said Pete Miller, Seyfarth’s chair and managing partner. “These Value Champion efforts demonstrate how our focus on applied innovation continues to drive real results for our clients.”

Seyfarth’s 2018 ACC Value Champion collaborations:

  • Danaher Corporation + Seyfarth Shaw LLP — Built a three-tier service delivery model to optimize efficiency and effectiveness in addressing labor and employment issues. The model includes toolkits on critical areas of the law, best practices, templates and process maps; an internal portal for easy access to the toolkit for Danaher HR clients; and a Global ER4HR Helpline for real-time legal advice on routine labor and employment issues, as well as knowledge management. Through this model, the Danaher labor and employment legal function re-captured over 17 work-weeks of attorney time, yielding a cost savings of almost 60 percent.
  • 7-Eleven + Seyfarth Shaw LLP — Streamlined 7-Eleven’s law department to better support the company’s real estate portfolio of more than 10,000 properties. The team applied a value-based sourcing and staffing model, realigning workflow based on type of matter. Through flat fees and lean six sigma process improvement initiatives, 7-Eleven saw outside spend drop, and new store deal fall-through rates plummeted from 25 percent to near 1 percent.

About Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Seyfarth Shaw has more than 850 attorneys in 15 offices providing a broad range of legal services in the areas of labor and employment, employee benefits, litigation, corporate and real estate. Seyfarth’s clients include over 300 of the Fortune 500 companies and reflect virtually every industry and segment of the economy. A recognized leader in delivering value and innovation for legal services, Seyfarth has earned numerous accolades from a variety of highly respected industry associations, consulting firms and media.

Contacts:

Brian Kiefer, Director of Communications, (312) 460-6401, bkiefer@seyfarth.com

Martin Grego, Public Relations Manager, (312) 460-6659, mgrego@seyfarth.com