Business Side Weighing In More On GC Legal Picks

Law360, New York (March 15, 2016, 11:31 AM EDT) -- When it comes to companies’ legal spending decisions, the more business-minded procurement professionals outside of a company's legal office are increasingly weighing in on general counsel’s picks for outside counsel, according to survey results released on Tuesday by trade organization Buying Legal Council.

Procurement professionals — the folks often behind requests for proposals for legal services — are involved in 86 percent of decisions for purchasing commoditized, routine legal services, as well as 64 percent of decisions involving so-called bread and butter legal services and 45 percent of decisions involving high-end legal services, such as high-stakes litigation, according to the survey...

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