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ALM Intelligence Launches A New Report Series Focused On The Big Four’s Legal Arms

ALM’s Consulting and Legal Intelligence Analysts Examine The Big Four’s Move Into Legal

New York, NY – April 2, 2020 – ALM Intelligence announces the launch of the 2020 Big Four Legal Arm Report Series: Elephants on the Prowl. These reports focus on how the Big Four are bringing legal services into their existing service lines. This follows a similar approach used by the Big Four to enter and disrupt the management consulting industry. The Big Four average more than 2,700 lawyers in 87 countries, placing each firm amongst the largest legal service providers in the world.

ALM Intelligence is uniquely positioned to offer insight and guidance on the Big 4 strategy, as these reports drew on collective research and insights from ALM’s Legal and Consulting Intelligence analysts.  

“As the potential increases for alternative business structures in the United States, we have been inundated with questions and requests for analysis,” said Patrick Fuller, vice president of Intelligence at ALM. “The Big Four are utilizing their experience and success with multidisciplinary professional services in an attempt to disrupt the legal profession, which aligns with the knowledge and perspective our analyst teams possess.”  

Each of these four reports takes a deep dive into the following information and analysis:

  • Current and potential growth strategies
  • Overall revenue by region and service line
  • Replication of strategy used to enter consulting industry
  • Overview of the legal arms
  • Service delivery models
  • Partnerships, alliances, and acquisitions
  • Geographic & attorney expansion
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Threats & opportunities for law firms
  • What’s next for each of the Big Four
  • The Consulting and Legal Analysts Perspective


“The Big Four are mobilizing around global strategies to deliver a mix of legal advisory, operations consulting, and technology-enabled managed services to corporate legal departments,” said Liz DeVito, associate director of Management Consulting Research at ALM. “This strategy catapulted each to leadership positions in the consulting market in a relatively short time frame and promises to do the same for their legal arms.”

Each of the reports will feature information, data, and analysis compiled by ALM Intelligence through a variety of sources. The reports will be available for purchase individually or in a discounted bundle.  

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