Consultancy offers fresh approach to law. "ABTS Global offers tight integration between consulting and law advice -- and a flat fee . . As the head of a consulting company specializing in business-process outsourcing and data security, Hari Venkatacharya must constantly stay on top of fast-evolving privacy laws to ensure his clients don't land in hot water. Some of his corporate customers outsource operations to places as far away as India, and he must routinely hire lawyers not just for the usual contract paperwork, but also to keep staff and clients abreast of the latest privacy policies, and to help design computer networks and data-storage facilities with legal and regulatory compliance in mind. Just deciding when to call in the high-priced legal help can be a difficult and costly proposition. . ."