Legal Fee Auditor and Consultant retained by insurers for national sports league to evaluate legal fees of $60,000,000.00 billed by 3 national law firms in ongoing litigation. Identified various reasonableness issues and client projects to display excessive time.
Legal Fee Auditor and Consultant retained by counsel for multiple insurers to review $5,414,275.53 in legal fees and costs billed by 22 law firms in groundwater contamination class action, other environmental, and other related litigation for the insured global technology company. Identified mathematical errors and billing discrepancies, double billing, tasks related to representing others (non-covered parties), and various reasonableness issues.
Legal Fee Auditor and Consultant for insurer of international distributor of agricultural products as third-party defendant in a complicated defamation, product liability, class action, and insurance coverage dispute. Reviewed fees and costs of $4,355,547.15 billed by four national law firms to identify reasonableness issues and conduct quantification of tasks related to 21 special allocation projects, together demonstrating over 85% of all fees and costs were unrelated to the covered defensive claims.
Legal Fee Auditor and Consultant retained by insurance group to review 29,163.01 attorney hours billed by a single firm over 30 months resulting in $3,937,624.75 in fees for over 750 matters.
Legal Fee Auditor and Consultant retained by insurer to review and analyze $26,426,040.53 fees and costs billed by 40 law firms and other legal service providers for product liability and other matters related to medical devices.
Legal Fee Consultant retained by insurer to identify billing issues in $3,241,757.52 in fees billed over a 13 month period by multiple law firms to ten related matters in a financial transactions class action litigation.
Legal Fee Auditor and Consulting Expert to review $8,659,477.37 in fees billed by 109 timekeepers from 7 law firms in insurance coverage dispute arising from environmental contamination, toxic tort, and class action claims against insured and its directors and officers.
Legal Fee Auditor for fee dispute over $1,057,534.02 in fees and expenses billed by 23 timekeepers from two firms in a class action products liability case.
Legal Fee Auditor retained by insurer to audit $63,000,000.00 in fees billed by 124 timekeepers from national counsel in over 100 groundwater contamination claims filed by 17 states, counties, and other municipalities against an international petrochemical corporation in multidistrict litigation. Later retained by the insurer to audit the $1,100,000.00 in fees charged by litigation counsel in the fee dispute litigation.
Legal Fee Auditor for reasonableness expert for toxic exposure class action litigation by employees against electronics manufacturers, and related claims, including four law firms in the United States and Taiwan, totaling approximately $5,967,559.93 in fees and expenses.
Legal Fee Auditor for shareholders class action for stock price manipulation in the natural gas market, and related claims, totaling over $37,715,657.93 in fees and expenses involving 34 law firms and over 449 timekeepers.
Legal Fee Auditor in fee dispute in a class action products liability case, retained at the request of reasonableness expert for insurer to review 2,193,004.77 in fees and expenses billed by 53 timekeepers for 8 related matters.
Legal Fee Auditor for gasoline pricing “hot fuels” litigation including 20 law firms, 188 timekeepers, and $48,211,597.30 in legal fees.
Legal Fee Auditor and Expert Witness in OxyContin litigation: Steadfast Insurance Company vs. Purdue Pharma L.P., et. al.; Project leader of a team of 24 attorney and accountant auditors and 7 computer systems personnel, for legal fee audit of 72 law firms, over 2,194 timekeepers who billed over 1,200,000.00 hours and in excess of $400,000,000.00 in legal fees; Designated as legal fee audit expert providing foundational support for legal expert Judge Charles B. Renfrew.