Bloomberg Law
April 28, 2020, 4:08 PM

Legal Operations Roles Sign of Established Law Departments

Brian Baxter
Brian Baxter

Nearly three quarters of “best in class” corporate law departments have at least one legal operations professional, according to a new report from the Association of Corporate Counsel and Wolters Kluwer NV.

The ACC’s Legal Operations Maturity Benchmarking Survey comes on the heels of another finding by the organization earlier this year noting an expanding in-house acceptance of legal ops employees. The new analysis is based on responses from 316 legal departments in 29 countries and 24 industries before the coronavirus pandemic roiled companies in the U.S. and abroad.

“There’s a very clear value-add of having a dedicated legal ops ...

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