Budget Failures Drive In-House Counsel To Ditch Firms

Law360, New York (October 12, 2010, 11:08 PM EDT) -- Frustrated with firms' inability to manage costs, 13 percent of companies opted to dump their outside counsel, according to the 2010 Fulbright & Jaworski LLP Litigation Trends Survey.

While most corporate counsel have held onto outside legal help throughout the economic tumult of the past year, clients are getting pickier about their outside counsel rosters and are no longer afraid to shed law firms they simply dislike, according to the survey, which gathered input from 403 in-house counsel, including 275 U.S. respondents.

Of the 51 respondents...
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