2019 CounselLink®
Enterprise Legal
Management Trends Report

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insights yet for corporate counsel
  • Learn how legal market dynamics are evolving over time
  • Highlights from SIX guiding metrics
  • Contributions and analyses from expert contributors

Discover Key Legal Services Industry Metrics

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The gap between average partner rates continues to widen
Growth in average partner rates varies by state, averaging 3.3% year-over-year
Use of Alternative Fee Arrangements
has Increased
Seven matter types have very consistent rates,
and thus, may be less subject to negotiations
High work rate dominated by “Largest 50” firms
Discover which matter types increased this group’s share of the work by 7%
HIGHEST PARTNER
HOURLY RATE
$706
RESPONSIBLE FOR
M&A BILLINGS
74%
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