We Invite you to Participate in The 2014 Mattern Cost Recovery Survey

Mattern is proud to announce that 2014 marks the 10 year anniversary of the Mattern Cost Recovery Survey, and the Survey is now live!

Over these ten years, we have drawn broad participation from the nation’s most distinguished firms.  This is because the results participants receive are broadly viewed as an invaluable and a concrete, decision-making tool.  Legal industry leaders have described the Mattern Survey as, “The most comprehensive snapshot of cost recovery trends and practices available in the legal field.”

Conducted over a 30 day period, the 2014 Survey will explore traditional, modern, and emerging cost recovery area, including:

  • The percentage of firms implementing alternative methods of recovering soft costs, and that this was on the rise.
  • Percentage of clients continuing to push back and refusing to pay certain soft cost recoveries, especially percentages in the areas of legal research and B & W photocopy.
  • Print and scan recoveries across the board continued to increase with some of the lowest push back percentages in the 2012 Survey.
  • The net realizations of soft costs continued to erode while hard costs’ continued to significantly increase.

Participating firms receive a fully customized report comparing their firm’s cost recovery practices to industry benchmarks; survey details are broken down by firm size and geographic location and are reviewed in conjunction with one of Mattern’s cost recovery experts.

If you would like more information on the Survey, please join us for a webinar on Wednesday, April 16th at 12pm EST.  During the webinar on April 16th, our Director of Operations, Joe Grubb, will review best practices for preparing and answering the 2014 Survey questions as well as avail his expertise to answer any other questions regarding this year’s Survey.   If you want to join the webinar on April 16th, click here to register directly: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/696116961.

We hope you join your peers and participate in the 2014 Cost Recovery Survey.  Please contact Lisa Schneider today at lschneider@matternassoc.com for the Survey link.