In a study of 47 companies, mostly insurance, a recent survey found that about a third of them maintain a staff counsel operation. Of those, about half (57%) the time staff counsel for claims “reported structurally through the chief claims officer as opposed to through the legal department.” Among the larger companies, the trend for staff counsel to report to claims was dominant.
The Council on Litigation Management commissioned Revere Advisory to conduct the study. This finding is on page 4 of the report. If you would like to obtain a copy of the full report, write Taylor Smith.