THE HOME DEPOT, INC.
Mr. Jack Van Woerkom (now retired)
“One of the things I value most in firms that provide service to us is firms that have people who understand our business and the business of being a lawyer. Law firms need to have talented lawyers
who understand the law. It is important to also apply an understanding
of the business and be willing to try new things.”
“We are seeing cost-savings from implementing value-based fee
structures; but, more importantly, we are receiving more efficient and
more productive legal services from outside law firms who are more
willing to share.”
HOME DEPOT LAW DEPARTMENT
The legal team includes 124 people (including 46 in-house lawyers plus paralegals,
administrative personnel and IT professionals), located primarily in Atlanta, Georgia.
OUTSIDE COUNSEL SPEND
PERCENTAGE OUTSIDE COUNSEL SPEND CURRENTLY ON A VALUE BASIS