In-House Teams Expand To Keep Pace With More Suits, Probes

Law360, New York (February 26, 2013, 12:06 AM EST) -- Corporations beefed up their legal departments in 2012 and expect to do the same this year, according to a new report, with mounting regulatory challenges and abundant litigation combining to boost the need for in-house expertise.

A survey of nearly 400 staff attorneys by Fulbright & Jaworski LLP found that 58 percent of U.S. companies employed at least three in-house attorneys, up from 53 percent the year before and 40 percent in 2010. In the U.K., 72 percent of firms had three or more staff lawyers,...
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