THE 2023 ENTERPRISE LEGAL REPUTATION REPORT How Legal Departments Directly Influence Business Materiality, Growth and Efficiency Download 2023 Report COLLABORATE. ACCELERATE. INNOVATE. The 2023 Enterprise Legal Reputation (ELR) Report provides a year-over-year (YoY) illustration of how corporate legal departments are perceived via interactions with enterprise employees. It also spotlights how Legal’s direct impact on business — from sales and innovation to corporate culture — depends on its ability to evolve its relationships. REPORT OVERVIEW Brought to you by Onit Conducted by Provoke Insights in November 2022 4,000 enterprise employees 500 corporate legal professionals KEY FINDINGS line 1. LEGAL’S SUPERPOWER IS ITS MATERIAL BUSINESS IMPACT Legal’s internal clients acknowledge the department’s positive influence on corporate growth and profitability. Percentage of corporate employees who believe Legal positively affects these capabilities 2. LEGAL’S ENDURING IMAGE IS AS TRUSTWORTHY PROTECTOR Legal’s most lasting impression is as a trusted protector of the business that offers sage advice. Percentage of respondents indicating this image as their top perception of Legal 3. LEGAL’S IMAGE DEPENDS ON POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS However, the quality of interactions with Legal has declined in every enterprise function since last year’s study. 4. LEGAL CONTINUES TO BE BYPASSED BY INTERNAL CLIENTS Challenging macroeconomic conditions magnify the need for Legal to communicate more effectively and execute faster — or be left behind. 5. LEGAL’S FUTURE AS MATERIAL INFLUENCER LIES IN BECOMING A MODERN, INTERACTIVE PARTNER To more fully and visibly support its businesses — especially in the current economic climate — Legal must evolve into a more visible, interactive, and efficient partner. Percentage of employees citing how they wish to be supported Legal is at a crossroads. The 2023 Enterprise Legal Reputation Report reveals that how legal departments choose to transform their enduring brand image as protector and trusted advisor into that of a true strategic business partner will dictate Legal’s value and impact on materiality, growth, and efficiency across every corner of the enterprise. LEGAL’S MOMENT OF IMPACT IS HERE. Download 2023 ReportDownload 2022 Report Download 2023 Report Thank you for your interest! You will receive an email with a link to download the 2023 Enterprise Legal Reputation (ELR) Report shortly.