This wasn’t Scheherazade, but General Counsel Metrics ended the year with more than one thousand law departments! I stopped at that point and prepared Release 5.0, which went to all participants on January 29th.
The United States (644 companies), France (145 companies), and Canada (54) accounted for the largest portion. At the end of 2011, the participants had a total of 26,480 lawyers and 20,637 paralegals and support staff (medians of 5 and 4 respectively; averages of 26 and 20).
You are cordially invited to join the 2013 group. Perhaps it will exceed 2,000 participants! Your first release will come in late May or early June. Here is the URL:
Other than some identification questions, all you need to enter on the confidential survey are the number of your lawyers, paralegals, and other legal staff; your internal and external legal spend during fiscal 2012; and your company’s revenue during fiscal 2012.