Based on responses from nearly 1,100 in-house counsel in 42 countries, the ACC Chief Legal Officers 2017 Survey offers legal departments, law firms, and other legal industry partners insights on the practices, trends, and changes in the CLO role. The 2017 report examines how CLOs source work in-house, to law firms, and to 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, the influence of geopolitical events on company policies, how CLOs view the future of departmental budgets and staffing, litigation and contract workload, and where data breaches and regulatory issues have the greatest impact.
The ACC Chief Legal Officers Survey offers an opportunity for CLOs to compare their practices to peers around the globe. The 2017 report includes an executive summary, key findings, and an in-depth question-by-question analysis on key metrics such as:
- Key issues CLOs will face this year and areas in which they plan to spend their time
- Law department staffing by company revenue and industry
- Budget changes and plans for 2017
- Alternative fee arrangements
- Litigation spend and workload
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
- Stay up-to-date on the most commonly used fee structures and management practices
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.