[CWG-Stewardship] Legal cost reality

Mwendwa Kivuva Kivuva at transworldafrica.com
Fri Jun 26 00:01:01 UTC 2015

 ICANN’s travel spend rose by a staggering 85 per cent in 2014 to $17
million; 20 per cent of income

Probably this was due to all the diplomatic effort and resources thrown at
NetMundial, 1net, IGF, World Economic Forum meetings e.t.c. Taking care of
all these delegates is no loose change. Did you hear Steve Crocker say Fadi
travellef 400,000 miles.

I expect this budget items yo go down this year.
On Jun 25, 2015 6:55 PM, "Gomes, Chuck" <cgomes at verisign.com> wrote:

>  Sean,
>  500k to date not per month.
>  Chuck
>  Sent via the Samsung GALAXY S® 5, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Seun Ojedeji <seun.ojedeji at gmail.com>
> Date:06/25/2015 5:42 PM (GMT-05:00)
> To: James Gannon <james at cyberinvasion.net>
> Cc: cwg-stewardship at icann.org
> Subject: Re: [CWG-Stewardship] Legal cost reality
>  With due respect James, I am in no way belittling the work of legal
> council. I am rather wondering how we as a community recognising this huge
> cost did not better strategize on how/when to engage external council. The
> amount that has been spent on all participants of the ccwg and cwg(for
> remote/physical meetings) would seem to be competing with the total cost of
> legal advice (perhaps legal would even be more).
> The deed has been done and we can't rewrite history. My comment is
> targeted more on the fact that we need to think of how we engage legal more
> efficiently going forward.
> For the record, when Greg said top notch council are expensive, 500k
> monthly is just beyond my imagination!
> Regards
> sent from Google nexus 4
> kindly excuse brevity and typos.
> On 25 Jun 2015 18:23, "James Gannon" <james at cyberinvasion.net> wrote:
>>   Our legal advice has been critical to our process and Sidley have been
>> crucial to our successes.
>> I think we should be thanking them for their service, and yes top notch
>> legal services are not cheap.
>> It is most certainly something that I have no issue with the community
>> exercising its prudence over however lets not limit ourselves in any way to
>> engage with our counsel.
>>  -James
>>   From: <cwg-stewardship-bounces at icann.org> on behalf of Seun Ojedeji
>> Date: Thursday 25 June 2015 18:15
>> To: "cwg-stewardship at icann.org"
>> Subject: [CWG-Stewardship] Legal cost reality
>>   Hi,
>> I hope those who want to always push issues to external legal advice
>> would appreciate the need to be strategic and prudent about this. Over
>> 500,000USD already spent on Sidley is definitely not what we like ICANN to
>> keep spending it's resources on.
>> Regards
>> sent from Google nexus 4
>> kindly excuse brevity and typos.
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