By Association of Corporate Counsel
Based on responses from over 5,800 in-house counsel representing more than 4,100 companies in the United States and Canada, ACC's 2011 Census Report offers legal departments, law firms, and other legal service providers with insights into the largest ever sampling of the in-house counsel community.
The report includes an executive summary, key findings, and full data reporting on outside legal spend, compensation, demographics, and legal department structures. Notable findings identified in the report reflect developments in the areas of outside counsel representation, compensation, hiring patterns, department structures, primary specialties and women and minority in-house counsel trends.
For in-house counsel, the report can help you:
For law firms and legal service providers, the report can help you:
"Department Structures: A significant change in how legal departments are structured has taken place since 2006. Now, nearly three in four departments are centrally organized: Attorneys are housed in the corporate center rather than in far-flung business units. A full 73% of corporate law departments are now organized this way, up from 55% in 2006. In general, a centralized law department is viewed as carrying more prestige and as being closer to the center of power in a corporation. Again, this change may reflect a boost in the perceived importance of in-house counsel."
On behalf of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), board of directors, staff and entire ACC community, our heartfelt sympathies go out to the victims and families of the tragic events in Paris.
Paris is the home of many of our chapter leaders, members, country representatives, sponsors and the in-house community at large. We share in the grief and sadness of those that have lost loved ones or suffered physically or emotionally.
At this time we are not aware of anyone from the ACC network of families and friends that have been injured or lost. Our hearts go out to our colleagues and friends and family of loved ones in Paris. We pray for your safety and security.
– Veta T. Richardson, ACC President & CEO Continue