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About In-House Law Departments at the Top 500 Companies featuring Go-To Law Firms®
In-House Law Departments at the Top 500 Companies featuring Go-To Law Firms® incorporates data collected on each company’s primary law firms by surveys sent to General Counsel at each of the top 500 companies and second through research in various resources including public records, leading publications and well-respected commercial databases such as The American Lawyer, The National Law Journal, Corporate Counsel magazine, and numerous other magazines and newspapers published by ALM, ALM Research Online, LitigationMonitor™, LiveEdgar, Westlaw®, LexisNexis, The Deal, USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office), and the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization). Surveys were sent asking the top 500 company GCs which outside law firms they turned to for assistance in (1) Corporate Transactions/Mergers & Acquisitions, (2) Intellectual Property, (3) Labor & Employment, (4) Litigation, (5) Securities, (6) Canada and (7) International. Primary law firm refers to the law firms that are on the company's preferred list; the "go-to" firms for a specified practice area; firms that handled the most important cases in the previous year; firms used most often; and/or firms with the most billings from that company.