Mattern & Associates Presents Cost Recovery Strategies at the 11th Annual Hildebrandt Institute COO CFO Forum in New York City – 10/24/12

NEW YORK CITY – October 24, 2012 – Legal support services consulting firm Mattern & Associates, LLC ( announces they will be presenting cost recovery strategies at the 11th Annual Hildebrandt COO CFO Forum in New York City on October 26th. The firm’s president, Rob Mattern, will provide these strategies based upon the results of the Mattern & Associates 2012 Cost Recovery Survey and will be joined by guest speaker, Monica Bay, editor-in-chief of Law Technology News for a dynamic discussion of leading trends in the legal sector.

The two day COO & CFO Forum begins Thursday, October 25th at the Westin Hotel and will focus on how law firms can maintain profitability in a rough economy while also understanding the risks and finding new strategies. The 2012 Mattern & Associates Cost Recovery Survey reveals that, while law firms are continuing to respond to clients’ requests to control the legal spend, this scrutiny on expenses has impacted soft cost recoveries. Mattern will present these trends as well as strategies to increase law firm’s net billable realizations.

Mattern has invited Ms. Bay to address the Forum on the leading ethical risks law firms are facing during this time of unprecedented and accelerated change as part of the Friday morning session. Ms. Bay, a member of the California bar, has been editor-in-chief of Law Technology News since 1998, and with ALM since 1985 and will discuss these risks lawyers face as seen through the lens of industry headline stories.

Rob Mattern remarks, “We are honored to lead the Friday morning workshop at The Hildebrandt Institute COO CFO Forum and aim to deliver not only a high level discussion for the law firm stakeholders in attendance, but ready-to-implement strategies. The new economic climate law firms are facing requires outside-of-the-box thinking and a multi-layered approach. We are proud to include legal industry veteran, Monica Bay, as part of that discussion and look forward to a lively event.”

Ms. Bay adds, “I’m delighted to participate in this exciting program. Lawyers and other legal professionals face dramatic challenges, as they struggle to use legal technology to deliver faster, better, and cheaper services to their clients and internal constituents. Managing risks and ethics minefields can be daunting, but savvy firms are capitalizing on everything from mobile tools to sophisticated analytics to succeed.”

To learn more about the 11th Annual COO CFO Forum, click here.

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