Shine Might Be Off Alt Fee Arrangements, GC Survey Shows

Law360, New York (February 26, 2013, 12:16 AM EST) -- A significantly smaller percentage of in-house counsel used some form of alternative legal fee structures last year, according to a new legal survey from Fulbright & Jaworski LLP that defied previous years' upward trends and more vocal criticism in recent years of the billable hour.

A survey of 275 participating in-house U.S. attorneys found that 51 percent used some form of alternative fee arrangement, down from 61 percent the previous year, and essentially equal with the 2010 data.

The dip was also apparent among 100 general...
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