[CWG-Stewardship] Legal cost reality

Seun Ojedeji seun.ojedeji at gmail.com
Fri Jun 26 00:23:03 UTC 2015

Hi Chuck,

I stand to be corrected, board seemed to imply monthly during their meeting.

sent from Google nexus 4
kindly excuse brevity and typos.
On 25 Jun 2015 18:55, "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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