This ACC Management Report provides an overview of discussion results from a joint General Counsel – Law Department Executive Leaders session held in Boston on October 20th, 2015. These sessions are designed to provide a benchmarking forum for executives responsible for managing their large law departments’ operations. They are conversation-based and comments are not for attribution. This report summarizes only the key take-always and conversation points. Macro Trends and Their Impact on the Practice of Law and Law Department Management: (1) Growing financial performance expectations; (2) farther-flung enterprise driving focus on being both local and global; (3) Evolving regulatory environments globally; (4) Consumer, investor and employee stakeholder expectations: (5) Technology advancement driving both growth & risk.

Macro Trends in Law Department Management