ALM Legal Intelligence has conducted a survey among law department heads about the most salient factors in choosing an outside law firm. We invited participation from those who have significant input into the law firm hiring process.
The survey was conducted between May 26, 2010 and June 23, 2010 by means of a confidential, web-based questionnaire. A survey invitation was sent to professionals in law departments who have input into the outside counsel hiring process. Respondent job titles include General Counsel, Associate General Counsel, Staff Attorney, Vice President of Legal, Practice Area Head, Deputy General Counsel and more. All have at least some involvement in the decision-making process of hiring law firms, including determining the need, recommending or evaluating law firms, and authorizing expenditures.