Support Services Consulting Helps Gilbert Oshinsky LLP Bottom Line

Glen Mills, PA – May 19, 2009 – Legal support services consulting firm Mattern & Associates announced today that it has successfully conducted and completed a project for well-respected D.C. law firm Gilbert Oshinsky LLP ( The project entailed Mattern developing and overseeing a benchmarking pricing analysis, an RFP process for both support services and equipment, and creation and negotiation of the final contracts with the chosen vendor.

According to Jeri Rhodes, Executive Director of Gilbert Oshinsky, “As a result of Mattern’s work on our behalf, Gilbert Oshinsky is now saving 20-30% annually on our support services and equipment package. Mattern really knows the industry and they are both thorough and responsive to each firm’s particular needs.”

The firm had been using the same vendors for both services and equipment for the past seven years, and they were advised by Mattern & Associates that they could dramatically reduce the amount that they were paying. Rhodes explains, “Brady Schoenrock, the Mattern consultant assigned to our account, handled all the leg work and it was worth every dime.” Mattern’s typical arrangement calls for the vendor that ultimately wins the business to reimburse the consulting fee to the law firm at contract execution. Thus, the firm recoups its out-of-pocket expense, while still realizing significant savings.

Mattern President and Founder, Rob Mattern notes, “Since Mattern & Associates is vendor neutral, we can deliver a completely objective and unbiased process to help our client save money and choose the best qualified vendor.”

Mattern & Associates, based in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, has been successfully working with large and mid-sized law firms and organizations across the United States for the past 12 years, helping them devise firm-wide strategies to dramatically reduce their expenses and increase efficiency for their in-house and outsourced support services, in addition to increasing their recovery of billable costs.

About Mattern & Associates
Founded in 1997, Mattern & Associates is a consulting company which assists law firms and corporations to devise strategies that increase value and profitability in the support services areas. Mattern’s experts are highly skilled in advising clients on how to reduce costs and improve efficiency in the areas of support services such as mail, reprographics, fax, office supplies, and printers. Additional areas of consulting expertise include digital workflow, off-site records storage and cost recovery. The company is based in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania.

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