Surveys & Special Reports

2020 Chief Legal Officer Survey

For 21 years, Altman Weil’s Chief Legal Officer Survey has reported on the complex and challenging job of managing a corporate law department.  This year, all of the same challenges are still in play, but they have been heightened by a pandemic that has swept the world and continues to disrupt the global economy.

In the fall of 2020, 66% of Chief Legal Officers surveyed report that their organization’s revenue is down this year in response to the COVID-19 crisis, and 77% say their law department’s workload is up.  These dynamics accelerate the law department’s perennial problem of ‘doing more with less’ – but also, perhaps, create a new level of urgency and focus to make hard choices about staffing, efficiency and resource allocation to advance positive change.

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