Legal Department KPIs & Benchmarks

Legal Metric Definitions, Benchmarking Data & Reports

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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 Expense: Legal Department The total expense incurred by the Legal Department over a given period of time.
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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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Legal Expense per Attorney The total expense incurred by the Legal Department over a certain period of time divided by the number of attorneys working for the company.
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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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Number of Compliance-Related Lawsuits Filed The number of lawsuits filed against the company for compliance-related issues over a certain period of time.
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Span of Control: Legal Department The average number of Legal Department employees reporting to each Legal Department manager.
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Outside Counsel Fees as a Percentage of Total Legal Expense The dollar amount spent on outside legal counsel divided by the total legal expense incurred by the company over the same period of time, as a percentage.
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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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Patents Filed per Legal Department Employee The total number of patents filed over a certain period of time divided by the total number of Legal Department employees.
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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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Number of Customer Privacy Breach Complaints The total number of substantiated complaints regarding breaches of customer privacy and loss of customer data submitted over a certain period of time.
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Management Levels: Legal Department The total number of management levels, or layers, in the Legal Department.
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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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Trademarks Filed per Legal Department Employee The total number of trademarks filed over a certain period of time divided by the total number of Legal Department employees.
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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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Percentage of Compliance-Related Lawsuits ‘Won’ The number of lawsuits brought against the company that did not result in an adverse outcome (e.g., won in court, reduced costs through early minimal payout) divided by the total number of lawsuits the company was a part of at the same point in time, as a percentage.
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Total Volume: Litigation Cases The total number of litigation cases undertaken by the company over a certain period of time.
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Copyrights Filed per Legal Department Employee The total number of copyrights filed over a certain period of time divided by the total number of Legal Department employees.
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