Nobody Loves a Lawyer

That’s particularly true of big companies.  Most of them fired an outside counsel in the last 18 months, and those that didn’t often wish they had.  Unhappy with your lawyer?  You’re not alone.  Most of America’s largest companies ousted at least one of their outside counsel in the last 18 months, and only a third like their primary law firm well enough to recommend it to someone else, a recent survey shows.

And with attorney fees spiraling to heart-stopping new heights-corporate legal bills have nearly doubled in the last five years and law firms now pay just-out-of-school associates $160,000 a year-corporate America’s bile-spitting may only get worse.

For the rest of this well-researched and provocative article, see Portfolio.com.

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