AlixPartners' 2019 Litigation and Compliance Survey polled more than 200 corporate counsel, legal, and compliance officers at US and European companies. This year, the risk of litigation continues to grow and in-house litigation departments are deploying resources in response.
At a glance
- Data privacy and data security issues continue to be top-of-mind for in-house counsel.
- In-house legal departments are bulking up. A surge in hiring and spending on internal resources, coupled with increased use of outside law firms demonstrate that the threat of a dispute is high.
- Litigation is on the rise. Since our 2017 survey, our respondents have indicated increased involvement in data privacy, financial reporting, and corruption.