This best-selling Guide includes information on General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel at the Fortune® 500, including contact and biographical information. Also provided are the Chief In-House Counsel for the following practice areas:
* Corporate Transactions
* Labor & Employment
* Intellectual Property
The report also provides the General Counsel's Go-To Law Firms® for each practice area
We gathered data on each company's primary law firms first by surveys sent to General Counsel at each of the top 500 companies and second through research in various key databases such as ALM Legal Intelligence, LitigationMonitor", Westlaw®, and others.
Criteria for selection as a Go-To Law Firm were: (1) law firms that were named as a "primary law firm" by a General Counsel at a top 500 company in response to our survey [defined on the survey as "the firms that are on the companys preferred list; the ''''go-to law firms'''' for a specific practice area; firms that handled the most important cases in the previous year; firms used most often; and/or firms with the most billings"]; or (2) law firms that were either utilized two or more times in the practice area specified since 2007 and/or counseled the client with respect to a significant transaction.
Data included in this guide is as of November 2010. Please note that companies may have responded with additional data after the submission due date. This data will be included in upcoming publications and/or online if applicable. Additionally, although the research group made every effort to provide accurate data, we assume no responsibility for errors in the data.
Please note that the data from this guide is also available in additional formats:
* Online - www.corpcounsel.com/guide -review the guide in an online digital edition (registration is required)
* Downloadable Spreadsheet - may be purchased through ALM Legal Intelligence at www.almlegalintelligence.com
* Additional Copies - you may order additional copies of the guide by contacting us at (615) 850-5320 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
This guide should serve to increase the channels of communication among in-house counsel, and between in-house and outside counsel. Use this as a resource to enhance your outside counsel selection process, benchmark current and prospective outside counsel, and better understand a particular firm's expertise.