Brit T. Brown of Beirne Maynard & Parsons, LLP:
In reality, litigation is merely one tool used to attain specific goals, which may be achieved more efficiently by other means. It is certainly not uncommon that part of a litigator’s job will include fully analyzing and evaluating a set of circumstances to determine whether they warrant litigation, or whether there may be more efficient alternatives, especially when working with a client’s in-house counsel.
Five Common Sense Ways to Avoid Litigation
- [Follow] The Golden Rule
- Improve Communications
- Analyze your company’s historic performance to determine what activities typically result in getting you into litigation
- Rapidly respond to potentially threatening developments in their earliest stages (i.e., don’t sit on it
- Incorporate risk shifting and litigation alternative provisions into your business practices