News release: "Hildebrandt announced the release of its 2009 Law Department Survey (fee only). The 2009 Survey achieved an all-time high in participation, reflecting the strong interest of General Counsel and law department managers in benchmarking with peer organizations. This year, the Hildebrandt Survey included 231 participants representing 21 industries and 22% of the companies on the Fortune 500 list. Over 30% of the companies have revenues at or above the Fortune 500 level. This includes companies that are privately held or based outside the United States. The 2009 Survey reports 2007 and 2008 data and is most reflective of the period leading into the economic downturn which began in mid-September 2008."