Recently, I was a guest speaker at the annual Private Law Librarian Summit in Boston where the conference coordinator had requested I address the state of cost recovery in the legal market. When I gave the presentation, it was the last session on Saturday afternoon right before the conference-ending cocktail hour. I don’t know the reason,
This past November, Mattern & Associates were sponsors of the Hildebrandt Institute’s 16th Annual Law Firm Leaders Forum in New York City where Mr. Chesler was one of the featured speakers. Overall, the program was excellent, informative and forward-thinking with many outstanding speakers; however, Mr. Chesler’s comments regarding law firms’ predominant method of billing based upon an attorney’s hourly rate as in conflict with defining a successful relationship with their clients were,
As mentioned in out Mattern Minute of April 29, 2011, the 2010 Mattern & Associates Cost Recovery Survey has generated quite a bit of media attention and justifiably so. If a Firm takes the benchmarks and industry trends that the study highlights and applies them to their support services operation, they will be able to make a significant impact on their billable cost recovery revenue.
This is our Cost Recovery issue which focuses (almost) exclusively on the hot topic of Cost Recovery and its impact on the support services of law firms.
Some of the new and exciting things happening at Mattern & Associates:
The 2010 Mattern & Associates Cost Recovery Survey
We have wrapped up our 4th national and internal cost recovery survey and are in the process of distributing the results to the participants.
Why pay more than you have to for support services? McCarter & English agrees.
McCarter is a firm of over 400 lawyers with offices in Boston, Hartford, Stamford, New York City, Newark, Philadelphia and Wilmington. In continuous business for more than 160 years, they are among the oldest and largest law firms in America.