Who, exactly, completes benchmark surveys?
I looked at the positions of the first 215 respondents to my General Counsel Metrics benchmark survey. 131 of them (65%) are general counsel. Another 30 (14%) are law department administrators and about the same number are direct reports to the General Counsel. In other words, nearly always the top legal officer personally completes the online survey or requests a direct report to complete it. The data, therefore, is more likely to be accurate and comprehensive.