Mr. David W. Healy
General Counsel (Acting)
“A key challenge or lesson learned is that it is critical to spend the time up front to build a successful partnership –– but it’s worth it o reap the benefits for the long-term.”
HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY LAW DEPARTMENT
The legal team includes approximately 900 employees within the legal department
including attorneys and non-attorneys (Legal also manages Privacy, Ethics & Compliance
and HP IP Licensing). On a worldwide basis, we have over 450 attorneys working in the
Americas, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and APJ (Asia, Pacific and Japan).
OUTSIDE COUNSEL SPEND
Over $100 million
PERCENTAGE OUTSIDE COUNSEL SPEND CURRENTLY ON A VALUE BASIS
Currently, five to 10 percent of fee arrangements are something other than billable hour or flat rate billable hour.
HP believes that it is possible to calculate an hourly rate using value criteria, and we believe that all of our fee
arrangements are value-based.
PERCEN TAGE ON A VALUE-BASIS TO: INCREASE, DECREASE OR S TAY THE SAME?
Stay the same; we will continue to use value-based fee structures. The exact proportion of our work performed
pursuant to a specific fee structure (fixed fee, flat rate, hourly rate, etc.) will depend upon the specifics of the
litigation inventory –– commodity or small cases versus larger, more complicated cases.