Below are just a few of the 500+ data points from the latest cycle of our annual Law Department Survey, the leading source of benchmarking data for in-house teams to assess and measure performance. How does your law department compare?

84 %

anticipate increased legal demand despite COVID-19 challenges


have taken steps to reduce outside counsel spending in the past year

44 %

anticipate an increase in legal staffing within the next year

49 %

ranked diversity as a top priority when selecting outside counsel compared to 35% in 2019

News + Insights

The value of data-driven decisions has never been more important to the legal function. By leveraging the insights and metrics in the HBR Survey, we at NetApp have been able to tell a story with numbers to drive our strategic direction and alignment with the business. We think it’s the most comprehensive and most impactful law department Survey available, and have used it for years to help inform and validate our law department strategy.

Connie Brenton, Chief of Staff and Senior Director of Legal Operations, NetApp