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The largest legal department benchmarking survey in the world will create unprecedented insights into staffing, costs, operations, law firm usage, and diversity and inclusion

WASHINGTON and HANOVER, Md. (April 15, 2021) — The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), a global legal association representing more than 45,000 in-house counsel employed by over 10,000 organizations in 85 countries, and Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world's leading legal search firm, today announced the launch of the 2021 Law Department Management Benchmarking Survey.

The largest legal department benchmarking survey in the world will create unprecedented insights into staffing, costs, operations, law firm usage, and diversity and inclusion. All corporate legal departments are eligible to participate. Responses will provide legal departments with their definitive key performance indicators (KPIs) for performance assessment. Departments answering over 80 percent of the survey are eligible to receive the final results. Please visit the survey website to participate before April 23, 2021.

"We are thrilled to partner with ACC again to provide impactful law department metrics," said Gregory Richter, partner and vice president, Retained Search and Advisory Services for MLA. "This year's survey includes ground-breaking diversity metrics, to tangibly advance one of the profession's most critical issues. Cost pressures, staff and organizational stresses, and mounting regulations can also be addressed using actionable peer data, in contrast to the usual attitude polls. And our unique Transform Advisory team takes these metrics to the next level for clients through its proven performance improvement consultancy."

"In a very difficult year for many, it will be incredibly helpful to measure where corporate law departments have adjusted and where challenges remain," said Catherine J. Moynihan, associate vice president, legal management services at ACC. "Results of this survey will provide critical information the entire in-house community can lean on to target inefficiencies, improve operations, and modify resourcing strategies. We are grateful to MLA for their continued partnership to field such an important survey."

About ACC: The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is a global legal association that promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel who work for corporations, associations and other organizations through information, education, networking, and advocacy. With more than 45,000 members in 85 countries employed by over 10,000 organizations, ACC connects its members to the people and resources necessary for both personal and professional growth. By in-house counsel, for in-house counsel.® For more information, visit and follow ACC on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.  

About Major, Lindsey & Africa: Major, Lindsey & Africa is the world's leading legal search firm. The firm, founded in 1982, offers a range of specialized legal recruiting and advisory services to meet the ever-changing needs of law firms and legal departments and to support the career aspirations of talented lawyers and legal and compliance professionals. With more than 25 offices and 200-plus search consultants around the world, Major, Lindsey & Africa uses its market knowledge and experience to partner with organizations to fulfill their legal talent needs and provide solutions to increase team efficiency and effectiveness. Major, Lindsey & Africa is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. To learn more about Major, Lindsey & Africa, visit and follow MLA on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.



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