Hourly Fees Paid by Various Federal Agencies to Private Attorneys for Legal Services

GAO-01-887R: Published: Jul 3, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 2001.

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This report provides information on hourly fees paid by the federal government to private attorneys for legal services in fiscal years 1999, 2000, and 2001. Relevant legal services include federal employee defense, litigative consultation, intellectual property consultation, and asset forfeiture-related services. For these types of services, GAO obtained information on hourly fees paid to private attorneys by the Department of Justice, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. GAO found that the hourly fees paid to private attorneys ranged from $125 to $357, depending on the agency and the type of legal service.

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