Outside counsel fees are the single largest driver of legal department budget increases for 2014. Understanding the factors that contribute to law firm rates is critical to making better, more informed decisions that optimize performance and value. In this session, ELM Solutions and CEB experts share key findings from the 2014 Real Rate Report, the legal industry's leading benchmark report on attorney rates and matter costs.
Learn which six key factors have the biggest impact on law firm rates
Understand outside counsel rate trends by location, role, and firm size
Target staffing and matter length goals that help keep total matter costs down
Improve rate negotiations by discovering which practice areas allow more flexibility