December 2012 Corporate Litigation Report

The role of the Chief Litigation Officer has never demanded more focus and skill. As the volume of commercial litigation and government investigations continues to rise, along with the number of potential corporate risks and sea of corporate data, today’s chief litigator operates in the midst of an intensely challenging and complex environment. And as the of severity of potential risks continue to mount, effective management of the litigation function is increasingly critical to long-term corporate success.

This report is a response to the call for benchmarking data relevant to the litigation function by Fortune 1000 chief litigation officers and general counsel who have participated at Forums hosted by Consero. Though the sample size represents just a fraction of the many chief litigation officers helping to manage today’s large businesses, the data provides insight into the state of the litigation environment, as well as a useful starting point from which peers at large corporate organizations may launch discussions about best practices

Survey Structure And Methodology

Consero’s 2012 Chief Litigation Officer Data Survey comprised a total of 11 questions in the following areas:

  • Departmental staff size
  • Access to corporate leadership
  • Departmental budget
  • Chief Litigation Officer compensation

The questions were posed to all Fortune 1000 chief litigation officers in attendance at Consero’s invitation-only November 2012 Corporate Litigation Forum. A total of 48 responses were provided, yielding some interesting data that appears with brief analysis on the pages that follow.

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