"Trevor Faure is one of the most creative and systematic thinkers about contemporary business law. He shows how the holy grail of business productivity - doing more with less applies to inside lawyering (more legal coverage with less headcount and less cost) and to inside lawyers' relationship to outside firms (negotiated cost savings that are "win-win"). He argues, persuasively, for inside lawyers as essential members of top business leadership. Bursting with ideas, his book is a "must read" for business people and the lawyers who work with them."
- Ben W. Heineman, Jr, Former GE Senior Vice President for Law and Public Affairs and Distinguished Senior Fellow at Harvard Law School's Program on the Legal Profession
"By combining cutting-edge insights from management theory, economics, psychology and linguistics, Trevor Faure demonstrates how general counsel can collect and apply empirical data to significantly improve their company's legal coverage, while dramatically reducing overall legal costs - all the while raising the satisfaction of business clients and improving relations with outside counsel.
Like Malcolm Gladwell's "Tipping Point" and Jim Collins' "Good to Great", Faure's "The Smarter Legal Model" is the rare book that will be read with equal interest and appreciation by both practitioners and academics. It is destined to become an important part of any conversation about the role of law and lawyers in the global economy."
- David B. Wilkins, Lester Kissel Professor of Law, Vice Dean for Global Initiatives on the Legal Profession, Faculty Director of the Program on the Legal Profession and Center on Lawyers and the Professional Services Industry, Harvard Law School
"The Smarter Legal Model is perhaps the boldest and certainly the most prescriptive of the new books that fundamentally challenge conventional legal service and practice. Drawing heavily on management theory, economics, and organizational psychology, and rooted also in his extensive practical experience as an in-house lawyer, Faure offers a set of tools to help reduce costs, increase legal coverage, improve compliance, and increase client satisfaction. More ambitiously, he casts aside the traditional, often fraught, commercial relationship between law firms and their clients and replaces this with a species of partnership arrangement, under which the business interests of the in-house lawyers and their external advisers are much better aligned."
- Professor Richard Susskind, OBE from “The End of Lawyers? Rethinking the Nature of Legal Services” (Revised Edition, OUP 2008)