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A Law Firm Outside the Status Quo

At Sequel, we are committed to practicing law in a way that is very different from the way law firms have worked in the past.

While our attorneys have had prior distinguished careers at global law firms, we share the vision that law firms can and should provide effective legal counsel as efficiently as possible—saving clients both time and money. It is a business-oriented approach, focused on getting matters done and protecting our clients’ bottom line.

From the very beginning, we have distinguished ourselves from the pack by becoming a vital, strategic partner with our clients. We are a member of their team, combining our proven experience in intellectual property, data commercialization and privacy, technology licensing, internet and business law with developing solutions that are proactive, innovative and practical to real-world business issues.

More Cost-Effective Way of Billing

Bottom line, we understand the implications that legal matters have on businesses financially. That is why we think the traditional hourly law firm model focuses on the wrong thing. Since it is based on the amount of time a lawyer spends working on client matters and not results, there is little incentive for helping clients efficiently solve their problems.

At Sequel, we prefer fixed-fee billing arrangements—and we have found that most of our clients prefer it, too. Foregoing the traditional hourly accounting model allows us to focus on doing whatever it takes to complete our clients’ work, instead of worrying about how much time it takes. If it takes longer, the cost to our clients does not increase. It is a model that allows clients to budget their legal spending with greater predictability, as well as provides an overall lower cost.

While many of Sequel’s standard services are offered on a fixed-fee basis, our billing strategies are very flexible. We structure payment plans that work best for our clients—whether that means fixed-fee, monthly installments or, yes, even an hourly rate for those clients whose accounting policies require it.

A Commitment To Quality and Service

Our test is always this—are we providing enough value to our clients to warrant the fees? One way we measure it is through our participation in the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Value Challenge. In fact, the ACC Value Challenge simply reinforces the standards of quality and service that Sequel has followed from the very beginning.

The ACC Value Challenge is an initiative to reconnect the value and the cost of legal services. Our participation in the initiative allows us to collaborate with companies and develop ways that enhance the value of their legal spending. It entails a mutual commitment from our people and our clients to operate in a manner that promotes and rewards service excellence.

Many of our clients have rated us highly on the ACC Value Index, which measures client satisfaction based on the ability to deliver on efficiency and service without compromising on expertise.

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