719.4 Are law firms that are retained by contract by the Department covered by this part§ 719.4 Are law firms that are retained by contract by the Department covered by this part?
Legal counsel retained under fixed rate or other type of contract or other agreement by the Department to provide legal services must comply with the following if the legal costs over the life of the matter for which counsel has been retained are expected by the Department to exceed $100,000 and retained legal counsel are so notified by the Department:
(a) Requirements related to Staffing and Resource Plans in subpart B of this part;
(b) Cost guidelines in subpart E of this part; and
(c) Engagement letter requirements in subpart C of this part if the retained legal counsel subcontracts legal work valued at $25,000 or more (e.g., a law firm retained by the Department subcontracts with another law firm to provide $26,000 in discovery-related legal work).