Mattern & Associates’ Stephen Cole to Speak at the 15th Annual Law Firm COO CFO Forum 2016 in New York

CHADDS FORD, PA – October 25th, 2016– – Legal support services consulting firm Mattern & Associates, LLC announces it is a sponsor of Thomson Reuters 15th Annual Law Firm COO CFO Forum in New York City October 26th– 28th where Director of Client Technology and Strategy, Stephen Cole, will be speaking on Thursday, Oct. 27th at 1:15 on the panel:  “Technology on a Budget: Examining Strategic Investments in Legal Tech Partners.”  Midsize firms frequently consider alternative forms of investment—including outsourcing business processes and low-level work—to yield greater client value and profitability. Cole’s session will offer attendees practical guidance on recommended investments and key considerations, including wrapping cost recovery strategy into insourced and outsourced middle and back office functions.

The 2016 Mattern & Associates Cost Recovery Survey just released tracked outsourcing and middle office trends for the first time and showed 11% of firms surveyed reporting outsourcing library services; 24% of firms indicating outsourcing of some on-site functions related to litigation support (technology or staffing); and records management proves to be a hot areas with 14% of respondents reporting they outsource records staffing, while an additional 7% of firms are considering doing so in the future. Traditional cost recovery for back office functions remained strong, with an uptick in non-traditional recovery strategies.

The theme for this year’s COO CFO Forum focuses on, “Assessing Law Firm Technological Opportunity & Risk,” with an agenda curated to explore technology and the role it plays on improving service delivery while simultaneously cutting costs, driving revenue and creating market advantages. Smart firms are restructuring and implementing strategic cost recovery strategies surrounding back and middle office services and technology providers, improving transparency and realization.

Since 2008, firms are challenged to manage cash flow and drive profitability against margin. Mattern & Associates’ provides strategic and sustainable solutions in the form of legal middle and back-office consulting services to law firms of every size, specialty and location. Our solutions are powered by industry-leading process improvement and comprehensive benchmarking data to drive expense reduction and the recovery of costs.

Rob Mattern, President of Mattern & Associates, comments, “The COO CFO Forum is an excellent opportunity for law firms to investigate market trends while taking a look at their own challenges and successes. As the marketplace continues to evolve two things are evident: firms are increasingly recovering costs and taking greater interest in outsourcing.  We look forward to offering insights and profitable solutions.”

To learn more and register for the 15th Annual Law Firm COO CFO Forum, click here.

About Mattern & Associates

Mattern & Associates is the leader in legal business process consulting and cost recovery solutions. We provide law firms and legal departments with unbiased strategies for measurably improving the efficiency and cost effectiveness of in-house and outsourced back and middle office services.  For more information on Mattern & Associates, visit, check out their blog, connect on LinkedIn and follow them on Twitter @MatternOfFact.  The company is based in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.