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702 law departments in this week’s release of the GCM global benchmark metrics (no cost, easy to complete, get your report in six weeks)

The fourth release will go out this weekend. It clearly and comprehensively displays aggregate data from 702 law departments. Their companies are based in 46 countries – 51% US – and employ in total more than 20,000 lawyers. The 25 benchmark metrics come broken down by 19 of the countries, 20 industries, and 10 of 13 regions. The respondents spent a total of $6.9 billion inside, $11.9 billion outside and supported a mind-boggling $5 trillion in corporate revenue.

The final release will issue in late December and looks to have more than 800 law departments. If you want to submit your end-of-2009 staff counts and your internal and external legal spend for 2009 – all the five-minute survey asks for – click here or on the upper right notice on this blog site. If you would like to review a sampler, write or call me.

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