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6 Consistent Corporate Legal Trends in Data, Staffing and Spend

6 Consistent Corporate Legal Trends in Data Staffing and Spend

Law360 recently published 5 Ways for Firms To Weather The Litigation Slowdown, though it also noted “opinions vary on the current state of the litigation market.” In pouring over the data running though our systems, I’m not confident we can say the litigation market is slowing down – that remains to be seen.  However I’m confident that legal departments are ... Read More »

4 Takeaways from the #LMA15 Panel of GC [LMA Recap]

4 Takeaways from the LMA15 Panel of GCs-main

A 3-person panel of GCs made a noticeable impact on attendees at the 2015 LMA Conference.  In many ways it proved to be a focus group of sorts for the very people charged with helping law firms win new business, which originates with the corporate legal department. If we were to summarize what we heard from a panel in a ... Read More »

Does Corporate Legal Hire Lawyers or Law Firms?

Top Factors for Evaluation Outside Counsel

What is the most important factor to corporate legal in evaluating outside counsel?  Relationships according to a survey of corporate legal departments published at the end of 2014. The vast majority of respondents were corporate attorneys with senior leadership titles. If relationships still matter in the business of law, what then does that really mean from a corporate counsel perspective? Casey ... Read More »

Budgets, Compliance, Security Top CLO Priorities, ACC Survey Says

Budgets Compliance Security Top CLO Priorities ACC Survey Says Post

Chief Legal Officers (CLOs) expect budgets to remain flat even as they wrestle with a range of issues from security and compliance to diversity, according to the 2015 CLO Survey, recently released by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). The annual survey, which this year counted 1,289 respondents, found “almost two-thirds of chief legal officers said they plan no change ... Read More »

5 Law Department Surveys Provide a Glimpse of 2015

Legal Department Means to Manage Outside Counsel Spend

As 2014 comes to an end there have been a number of legal industry studies and surveys published.   Several of these studies have focused on law departments – taking a pulse check of inside counsel. This naturally makes perfect sense given corporate counsel – the law firm clientele – is the “center of gravity in the legal industry.”  Even so, ... Read More »

10 Telling Statistics from Optimistic Legal Departments

10 Statistics from a New Legal Department Operations Survey

A number of surveys released this year have begun to reveal a sense of optimism within the U.S. legal market.  We’d hasten to add this particular flavor of optimism is better described as cautious. Cautious as it may be, we sought to quantify that optimism.  A new survey found most legal departments think this year has been better than the ... Read More »

6 Corporate Legal Trends from the ACC Conference

6 Corporate Legal Trends from the ACC Conference

Note:  The following is a guest post from Cindy Fox, director of product marketing with LexisNexis CounselLink. Legal department resources are stretched – that was one of the recurring themes we heard at the ACC 2014 Annual Meeting in New Orleans. While that is not a surprise there was also a number of other interesting trends that emerged. Here are ... Read More »