Based on responses from over 1,300 in-house counsel in 41 countries, the ACC Chief Legal Officer 2016 Survey offers legal departments, law firms, and other legal industry partners insight on the practices, trends and changes in the role of the CLO. The 2016 report examines how CLOs source work in-house, to law firms and legal service providers. In addition, the report highlights plans and historical trends in hiring, staffing and budgeting. Notable findings include what keeps CLOs up at night, how they view the future of departmental budgets and staffing, where they plan to grow their departments, and where data breaches and regulatory issues have the greatest impact.
The role of the modern Chief Legal Officer continues to evolve in the face of an ever-changing global business landscape impacted by economic, geopolitical and regulatory changes. Today, in addition to overseeing the legal department, CLOs increasingly find themselves at the executive table advising leaders on company strategy, risk management and more.
The ACC Chief Legal Officer Survey offers an opportunity for CLOs to compare their practices to CLOs around the globe. The 2016 report includes an executive summary, key findings; and an in-depth question-by-question analysis on key metrics such as:
- Key issues CLOs face and where they plan to spend their time
- Staffing by annual revenue and industry
- Budget changes and plans for 2017
- New positions
- Internal and external spend
For in-house counsel, the report can help you:
- Evaluate your department's use of resources in relation to current trends in outsourcing versus insourcing work
- Benchmark staffing and budget trends among similar companies
- Assess your compensation and career path compared to your peers
For law firms and legal service providers, the report can help you:
- Anticipate trends and what work will be outsourced by in-house counsel
- Evaluate issues of greatest importance to CLOs by region and industry
- Learn more about how CLOs intend to spend their time in 2017
Custom benchmarking is available. Contact the ACC Research Department at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss industry-specific requests custom results of interest. You may also contact Robin Myers, Director of Research, at +1.202.293.4103 ext 396.