More companies are paying their outside counsel off the clock, according to the Hildebrandt 2009 Law Department Survey. Just over half of the 231 companies surveyed said they either have started or will start negotiating non-hourly billing arrangements with their outside counsel. The results weren't surprising to Lauren Chung, director of Hildebrandt's law department consulting practice and the survey's editor. "Everyone wants to do it," she says. "But the question is: to what extent?"
Ditching the Billable Hour: 'Everyone Wants to Do It'
November 20, 2009