Law Firm GC Appointments On The Rise: Study

Law360, New York (February 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- More law firms are appointing general counsel, and firm managers are taking on corporate titles and responsibilities as part of a trend toward professional, centralized management, according to the first stage of a report of an ongoing study conducted by the American Bar Foundation's Law Firms Working Group.

Citing Altman Weil's annual "Flash Surveys" of law firm general counsel, the report said the percentage of AmLaw 200 firms with designated general counsel increased from 63 percent in 2004 to 85 percent in 2008. The percentage of...
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