The Fifth Release of the GC Metrics global benchmark survey will go this week to 829 participating law departments. That is a record increase of 24 from last year. There are now 27 industries detailed, with the addition of special analyses for airlines, automotive suppliers, medical devices, national labs, semiconductors, certain manufacturers, and others. Thirty-four countries are represented among the group, with the United States (510 departments), France (112), and Canada (53) leading the way.
You can still get the Release if you submit your company’s data online between now and February 15th when the 2012 survey – asking for 2011 data – will open. Here is the survey link and all you need do is answer the six data questions:
- the number of your lawyers, paralegals, and other staff as of Dec. 31, 2010;
- your internal and external legal spend during fiscal 2010; and
- your company’s revenue during fiscal 2010.
There is no cost to take the survey or get the 65-page Fifth Release report with its 25 key benchmarks.