I spoke with Mark Noel, the Managing Director of Professional Services for Catalyst, a provider of litigation support software and services.We discussed the webinar Catalyst hosted with Rees Morrison of Altman Weil, Inc.Centralize, Simplify, Save – How to Leverage Technology to Decrease Outside Legal Spending – focused on the results of the consulting firm’s 2016 Chief Legal Officer Survey, how the report addresses the approach to metrics and cost reduction by corporate counsel, why outside counsel should provide that information to their clients, and ways that artificial intelligence and machine learning are helping to respond to the concerns of chief legal officers, among other topics.