Lawyers and Consultants
The LB3 and TC2 Combination
LB3 and TechCaliber Consulting, LLC ("TC2") are a unique team that combines legal and consulting experience to serve enterprise users in large communications and IT procurements. The firms work seamlessly together to provide clients with comprehensive and cost-effective assistance from bid solicitation through contract execution and implementation.
LB3 lawyers were pioneers in the development and negotiation of custom network service agreements in the mid-1980s. LB3 founded TC2 in 2000 to complement the firm’s core strengths with consulting services for:
- competitive procurement of telecom services
- wireless optimization
- contract optimization and compliance
LB3 and TC2 work with sophisticated multinational clients whose IT, telecom and procurement departments value our experience, insight, and market knowledge.
What Makes the LB3 - TC2 Team Different?
We focus on representing customers.
The principal focus of LB3's transactional practice, and the sole business of TC2, is the representation of enterprise consumers buying IT and telecom services and equipment. This focus gives us a keen understanding of an enterprise client’s needs and the procurement challenges they must overcome.
We cover the entire procurement cycle.
LB3 and TC2 work closely with clients on every facet of the IT and telecom procurement process, including procurement strategy; development and evaluation of RFIs, RFPs and RFQs; negotiation of custom service arrangements; the documentation of the negotiated arrangements; and benchmarkings, rate reviews and compliance audits.
We have been privileged to work with some of the world’s largest and most sophisticated purchasers of corporate IT and telecom services. Our work includes cutting-edge deals for international and domestic MPLS, wireless, hosting, and network management services. Our client base spans a broad range of diverse industries, including over half of the Fortune 100.
We know the market.
Involvement in the market day in and day out is the key to knowing the latest about services and pricing in the IT and network service markets. Our work on behalf of enterprise customers enables us to give our clients a clear view of the evolving market and to assess the financial aspects of their deals.
We know the providers.
TC2's consultants include experienced negotiators who have worked for both carriers and enterprise customers in developing and negotiating telecommunications contracts. LB3's lawyers draw on centuries of collective experience in telecommunications and technology law and negotiation with leading service providers. We know the vendors’ practices and positions.
Our lean staffing model.
Our model for delivering services is different. LB3 and TC2 give you a single point of contact and accountability, and we staff engagements leanly to deliver results in a cost-effective way. We offer clients the ability to work closely with one or two experienced professionals rather than teams of novices. As a result, our consultants and lawyers can jump into an engagement with minimal ramp-up time, and clients interact directly with a person who can provide meaningful insight and advice.
We are flexible.
Enterprise telecom and IT customers often have special needs that require custom solutions. We are flexible enough to develop and implement procurement strategies designed to meet the needs of each client, rather than forcing clients to fit within a one-size-fits-all "template". LB3 and TC2 work with you to meet your procurement goals and needs. We can combine legal and consulting services into a single arrangement that reflects your budget and preferences, which frees you from having to worry about managing two entities with separate interests.
In sum, the LB3/TC2 team comprises some of the most experienced and knowledgeable individuals in the telecom industry. We take pride in the results we have obtained for clients in numerous telecom and technology procurements.