2013 Blickstein Group/InsideCounsel Survey Reveals Strong Influence Law Department Operations Have Over Cyber Security Issues

   2013 Blickstein Group/InsideCounsel Survey Reveals Strong Influence Law
        Department Operations Have Over Cyber Security Issues and More

2013 survey provides legal departments with a benchmarking platform to
identify emerging trends in legal department management. Key findings in
compliance, metrics, eDiscovery, legal spend.

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Jan. 30, 2014

CHICAGO, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The results of the 2013 Law Department
Operations Survey, produced by Blickstein Group and InsideCounsel, a Summit
Professional Networks publication, have been released showing the growing
influence legal departments are gaining in many areas including compliance,
metrics and reporting, and in driving and implementing law department
management strategy.

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The Sixth AnnualLaw Department Operations Surveyis a partnership
betweenBlickstein Group, Inc. and InsideCounsel, the leading publication for
in-house counsel, and is produced in cooperation withHuron Legal. Led by an
in-house legal advisory board chaired byDavid Cambria, Director of Global
Operations – Law, Compliance and Government Affairs at Archer Daniels Midland
Company, the survey provides legal departments with a consistent platform to
benchmark themselves, identify emerging trends in legal department management,
and better understand how the largest companies are handling department

While cost-saving initiatives are still a strong focus for LDOs in the
findings, the survey also brought forth some new areas of focus. "Almost 95%
of respondents stated that their law departments are primarily responsible
for, or meaningful influencers over, the company's cyber security issues,"
said Brad Blickstein, principal of Blickstein Group. "Further, 29% of
respondents stated that they believe their law firms' cyber security
provisions need improvement in order to protect client data, and 2% said their
firms are not effective at all."

The survey, the results of which were published in InsideCounsel's December
issue, includes data compiled from many leading corporate legal departments
and was designed by an advisory board of legal department operations

The LDO Survey was sponsored by Huron Legal, Bridgeway and Serengeti. To view
the 2013 supplement, visit InsideCounsel.com/LDO.

For more information on the full LDO results package, contact Brad Blickstein
at brad@blicksteingroup.com.

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About Blickstein Group, Inc.
The Blickstein Group specializes in helping businesses serve corporate legal
departments. Its principal, Brad Blickstein, has spent almost 20 years working
with in-house counsel, first as founder and president ofCorporate Legal
Times(now known asInsideCounsel) and, since 2003, with the Blickstein Group.
Visit www.blicksteingroup.com.


Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr.
Publisher and Community Leader

SOURCE Summit Professional Networks

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