Global contracting staff outnumber legal staff by two to one (CSC) – a useful metric?

Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) has, according to an article in the Practical Law J., Vol. 1, Nov. 2009 at 71, “over 400 global contracting staff.” Its legal group has around 100 lawyers, which means around 200 total legal staff if normal benchmarks hold. Thus, the contracting arm of CSC outnumbers the legal arm by something like two to one. That is an intriguing metric, one for which I have seen no other examples. There must be some range of ratios between contract professionals and legal professionals, so perhaps a reader or two will send me data from their company?

As a side note, the contracts group of CSC has offshored its project for an integrated, global “obligations management” tool to a company with operations in India.

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