In the not too distant future, metrics will likely become a pivotal part of law firms’ relationships with their corporate clients, and vice versa. But for now, much of the information gleaned from outside counsel evaluations is limited, ad hoc, and for the most part, largely unseen by those it would help the most. Thankfully, “now” never lasts too long.

In a bid to kickstart legal metrics’ maturity, Winston & Strawn is spearheading a project that brings together legal stakeholders from across the industry to develop new metrics dashboards and benchmarks.