As law firms test new ways to woo clients and companies experiment with new ways to assess their outside firms, General Electric is preparing to launch its search to determine who will win coveted four-year spots on its roster of regular outside counsel next year.

“We are going to be designing the next iteration of the program,” said Sharis Pozen, a vice president in GE’s law department who oversees the GE Select Program and focuses on antitrust matters for the company.