GCs Voice Discontent With BigLaw And The Status Quo

By Andrew Strickler (November 4, 2014, 5:44 PM EST) -- A mere 4 percent of corporate legal heads are satisfied with the traditional delivery of legal services, according to a survey released Tuesday, as general counsel reported winning greater firm fee concessions.

The annual chief legal officer survey from consulting firm Altman Weil Inc. found widespread evidence of discontent and cost-cutting measures, including in a significant percentage of law department heads moving work to in-house lawyers this year.

"CLOs may have mixed opinions about the best model for the inside-outside relationship, but the fact that only 4 percent are content with the status quo is an unambiguous indicator that the old...

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