Convergence: Is It Just a Numbers Game?
The DuPont Legal Model introduced the concept of "strategic partnering" into the lexicon of corporate law departments and the in-house legal community. The benefits that the DuPont company enjoyed when its law department commenced its journey toward that goal attracted much attention and other law departments took notice.
A thorough understanding of the DuPont Legal Model should include an appreciation of the many aspects of the Model besides the oft-cited reduction in the number of law firms with which DuPont determined it would work prospectively. That reduction in number serves as the first step in a multi-faceted process by which DuPont Legal determined to restructure its external legal service.