GCs Moved $4B In Legal Work Back In-House This Year

Law360 (Link to Full Article, Sub. Req.) Corporate general counsel have shifted a staggering $4 billion in legal spending back in-house so far this year, according to a recent survey by BTI Consulting Group Inc., marking one of the largest moves to more internal work in more than a decade.

The survey, which was released Wednesday and is based on 330 interviews with in-house attorneys BTI carried out on a rolling basis between February and August, found overall that this year’s shift so far makes this the eighth year that legal work has moved in house out of the last 10, and also put it down as the second-largest amount to be moved in-house in a single year in the past 16 years.