Rob Mattern to Speak at the 58th Annual ARMA Conference & Expo in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – October 28, 2013 – Legal support services consulting firm Mattern & Associates, LLC ( announces the firm’s President, Rob Mattern, has been selected as a speaker at the 58th Annual ARMA Conference & Expo in Las Vegas this October 28-30. Rob will be presenting, “Mission Possible: Successfully Managing Offsite Records Vendors,” Wednesday, October 30th at 9:15am to the ARMA International attendees.

The three-day conference begins today, Monday, October 28th, at the Venetian Conference Center in Las Vegas. The ARMA International Conference is the industry’s premier event in information governance and offers comprehensive educational sessions, best of breed technology solutions and cutting-edge best practices in all areas of information governance including records storage strategies.

With advances in technology and permanent market pressure on law firms to expertly manage expenses, records storage strategies is a key area of focus for cost reduction. Firms looking to drive value from their records storage vendors, significantly reduce their permanent withdrawal fees, and/or migrate to electronic storage of paper records must be able to successfully negotiate both the many layers of permissions and rights in record storage as well as hostage fee clauses in their vendor contracts.

Rob Mattern will deliver his rapid fire session, “Mission Possible: Successfully Managing Offsite Records Vendors,” at 9:15 am on Wednesday of this week, and will review the critical pieces to developing a strategic view of your offsite records management plan, including:

• Driving the RFP process with industry benchmarks to optimize terms and conditions
• Structuring the agreement to avoid common pitfalls
• Managing the contract on an ongoing basis

Rob Mattern says, “We’re pleased to have been selected by the Board of ARMA International as one of the faculty speakers at this year’s ARMA International Expo. In this economy, there’s no question that law firms must aggressively pursue new strategies of cost reduction–and in-house and outsourcing strategies of firms’ records is an expense area that, done well, can have a significant positive impact on their bottomline.”

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About Mattern & Associates

Mattern & Associates assists law firms in developing an unbiased strategic direction for their business processes while improving both the cost-effectiveness and the recovery of expenses for these services. For more information on Mattern & Associates, visit, check out their blog,, or follow them on Twitter @MatternOfFact. The company is based in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania.

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