GCs Predict Spending Shift From Litigation To Compliance

Law360, New York (November 7, 2013, 4:18 PM EST) -- In-house legal departments predicting an increase in ethics and compliance spending in the upcoming year outnumber those that foresee a bump in litigation spending, demonstrating a shift in companies’ business priorities, according a survey released Thursday by Huron Consulting Group Inc.

Although last year’s most commonly cited reasons for legal spending increases were litigation events, complexity of workload and use of outside counsel, law departments foresee an increase in spending on ethics and compliance this year, marking the first time in three years that litigation hasn’t...
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