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GCs To Throw More Cash To Law Firms In 2018

Law360, New York (November 14, 2017, 3:59 PM EST) -- For the first time in a decade, more legal departments said they plan to increase rather than decrease their outside counsel spending next year, according to an annual report released Tuesday that provides insights into the state of in-house law departments from the perspective of their chief lawyers.

When asked about their plans for 2018 as part of legal consulting firm Altman Weil's Chief Legal Officer Survey, in aggregate 40 percent of departments indicated they will boost their outside budgets, as opposed to 33 percent that...
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