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scifiguy wrote:I've heard that billing fraud is not uncommon in law and curious if people know how common it is and at what levels of law does it occur most?
Fraud might not be the right word, but there's definitely padding going on. Thing is, it doesn't really matter. If you, as an associate, spend 3 hours on something that should ordinarily take 1, don't think for a second that the client will be paying for 3 hours of your time. Doesn't matter what you bill, if a certain task ordinarily is charged a particular rate, then that's what the client will probably pay.
There are people who know far more about billing practices than I do, but, at least when dealing with other companies, more often than not the person on the other side has been in biglaw and is familiar with costs and time requirements, and will not let you just bilk them at your leisure.
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