The New Rules of Engagement

One of the industry’s most important forums for the law firm C-suite, the 12th Annual Hildebrandt Institute’s COO CFO Forum begins this Thursday, October 24th at the Westin Hotel Times Square.  Designed for high level collaboration between law firm leaders, this year’s program topics range from cost-cutting strategies to law firm growth investment and will cover pricing strategies, talent management, and work process transformation, and will feature the results of the 1st Annual Thomson Reuter’s Survey identifying evolving roles of the law firm COO and CFO.

Rob Mattern will lead the COO CFO Forum’s Friday agenda at 8am with a breakfast workshop discussion delivering clear strategies on how law firms can drive value now and best position themselves for the next decade through optimizing their back office structures both financially and operationally.

When it comes to overhead cost management, according to the 2012 Altman Weil Survey, law firm leaders halved their efforts in 2013 in comparison to the 2012 survey results while it is clear that firms still face very concrete perils of both this internal drag and concomitant slack in overhead cost management.  Mattern will outline how to perform best in these areas and establish ‘new rules of engagement,’ delineating how to specifically:

  • Drive more value from your vendors
  • Uncover efficiencies in your back office operations
  • The impact of cost recovery strategies
  • What key values and outcomes to consider in your outsourcing decisions
  • What to look for in a consultancy

Mattern & Associates is a year over year sponsor of and presenter at the COO CFO Forum;  we believe strongly in the power of collaboration and are proud to meaningfully contribute to such key events that will move the profession forward into the future.  We think the time is ripe with opportunities in the new legal market to exceed challenges and create true difference and value in the delivery of legal services—and that difference and value brings the importance of the back office to the front.

We hope to see you in New York this Thursday and Friday, and especially at Rob’s session on Friday morning.

To download the 12th Annual COO CFO Forum brochure, click here.