The 200 Largest Legal Departments

Since 1994, InsideCounsel's annual list of the 200 Largest Legal Departments has provided general counsel with a unique benchmarking tool to measure their staffing levels against other companies within their industry as well as the nation's other largest companies.

This year's list reveals that in-house attorney-staffing levels are holding steady nationwide. The median company on our 2005 list had 86 attorneys. This year's median legal department has 85. That level has been consistent since 2000, with a slight reduction in staffing levels in 2002 ...


"The 200 Largest Legal Departments" listed inaccurate information for the following companies. The correct number of full-time attorneys is in parentheses. We apologize for the error. Please contact Managing Editor Adele Nicholas ( with any questions about this list.

PepsiCo (123)

Caterpillar Inc. (155)

Cargill Inc. (154)

Microsoft Corp. (328)

GlaxoSmithKline Inc. (250)

Aon Corp. (100)

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