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.