In-House Counsel To Firms: Push Your Specialities

Law360, New York (May 28, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Law firms would be better off emphasizing their specialties when looking to attract new clients than trying to be all things to all people, according to a new survey released Thursday.

The survey, developed by legal staffing agency Robert Half Legal, looked at responses from 150 in-house attorneys from among the largest corporations in the United States and Canada.

Overall, 45 percent of respondents said practice area expertise was the most important factor when deciding to hire outside counsel, whereas previous experience working with the law...
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