Legal Department KPIs & Benchmarks

Legal Metric Definitions, Benchmarking Data & Reports

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Legal Department Expense as a Percentage of Total Expense The total expense incurred by the Legal Department divided by total, company-wide expense over the same time period, as a percentage. See data (25)
Legal Department Expense per Employee Total legal department expense over a certain period of time divided by the total number of company-wide employees. See data (25)
Pending Cases per Litigation Attorney The total number of pending (active cases that have not yet been closed/settled) legal cases divided by the number of in-house litigation attorneys working for the company at the same point in time. See data (23)
Total Legal Department Expense as a percentage of Total Revenue The total Legal Department expense divided by total revenue generated by the company over the same period of time, as a percentage. See data (21)
Total Revenue per Legal Department Employee Total revenue generated by the company divided by the total number of legal department employees (includes attorneys, paralegals and legal administrative staff) working for the company over the same period of time. See data (20)
Legal Department Headcount Ratio The number of company-wide employees divided by the total number of Legal Department employees working for the company at the same point in time. See data (20)
Attorneys per Paralegal The total number of in-house attorneys working for the company divided by the number of paralegals working for the company at the same point in time. See data (14)
Attorneys per Legal Administrative Employee The number of attorneys divided by the number of legal administrative employees (executive assistant/admin, document control specialist, etc.) working for the company at the same point in time See data (14)
Active Legal Cases per Billion Dollars of Revenue The total number of pending (active cases that have not yet been closed/settled) legal cases divided by each one billion dollars of revenue earned by the company over the same period of time. See data (12)
Number of Outside Law Firms Employed Per Million Dollars of Outside Counsel Spending The total number of outside (external) law firms employed by the company divided by each one million dollars of outside counsel spending (fees paid to outside law firms) over the same period of time. See data (9)
Number of Law Firms Employed The total number of outside (external) law firms employed by the company at a certain point in time. See data (7)
Percentage of Employees Trained in Legal Compliance Procedures The percentage of company-wide employees (FTEs) who have undergone training on relevant legal compliance and risk management and procedures.
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Frequency of Corporate Policy Audits The average number of days between formal reviews, or audits, of company operations and policies performed by the Legal and Compliance Departments.
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Frequency of Outside Counsel Evaluations The average number of days between the evaluation of retained outside counsel for work quality, value, customer service, etc. by internal company counsel and compliance staff.
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Composite Risk Index The cost of the impact of a risk event (1-5 scale) multiplied by the probability of the occurrence of that event (1-5 scale).
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Cycle Time: Merger Integration The number of business days required to complete a merger, from the time the merger agreement is signed and approved by regulatory agencies, until when the integration implementation has been completed.
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Percentage of Patents In Use The number of patents that have been incorporated into company products or services divided by the total number of patents owned by the company at the same point in time, as a percentage.
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Patent-to-Product Mapping Rate The number of patents that have been mapped explicitly to a company product or service divided by the total number of patents owned by the company at the same point in time, as a percentage.
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Use of Patent-to-Product Mapping A yes/no metric indicating whether the company has a formal recordkeeping system in place which is used to keep track of relationships between company patents and related products or services.
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Cycle Time: Appearance of Product Patents The number of business days required for a registered patent to appear in a consumer product(s), from the time a patent is granted until when it is implemented into company products or services.
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Cycle Time: Final Patent Decision The number of business days required to file and receive a final decision on a patent application, from the time the patent is filed until when the patent is approved or denied.
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Cycle Time: Final Trademark Decision The number of business days required to file and receive a final decision on a trademark application, from the time the trademark is filed until when the trademark is approved or denied.
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Cycle Time: Final Copyright Decision The number of business days required to file and receive a final decision on a copyright application, from the time the copyright is filed until when the copyright is approved or denied.
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Patent Application Approval Rate The total number of filed patent applications that are approved divided by the total number of patent applications filed over the same period of time, as a percentage.
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Copyright Application Approval Rate The total number of filed copyright applications that are approved divided by the total number of copyright applications filed over the same period of time, as a percentage.
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Trademark Application Approval Rate The total number of filed trademark applications that are approved divided by the total number of trademark applications filed over the same period of time, as a percentage.
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Total Volume: Patents Filed The total number of patents filed by the company over a certain period of time.
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Total Volume: Trademarks Filed The total number of trademarks filed by the company over a certain period of time.
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Total Volume: Copyrights Filed The total number of copyrights filed by the company over a certain period of time.
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Unit Cost: Patent Filing The total cost of preparing and filing patents divided by the number of patents filed over the same period of time.
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