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Corporate lawyers like the work their outside counsel do for them, and they like their attitude. That’s good news for law firms, because nearly 80 percent of respondents have full authority to hire and fire them. Has the number of firms you work with increased, decreased, or stayed the same? Decreased 30% Stayed the same 29% Increased 24% Don’t know 15% Are you satisfied with outside counsel’s work? Yes 87% No 10% Are you satisfied with outside counsel’s attitude toward serving you as a client? Yes 85% No 12% Do you have the power to change outside counsel? Yes 79% No 19% Does your company have a preferred list of law firms? Yes 73% No 24% Does your company engage in competitive bidding for work? Yes 23% No 56% Don’t know 20% Has your company pursued alternative fee arrangements? Yes 44% No 32% Don’t know 22%

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