New Steptoe Chair Eyes Multipronged Strategy To Pump Biz

Law360, New York (January 13, 2014, 7:56 PM EST) -- Steptoe & Johnson LLP's newly elected chairman pledged Monday to pursue a multifaceted strategy to developing business, cutting costs and increasing profitability, including a "line for line" evaluation of expenses and a closer look at billing rates and fee structures.

With the help of a newly-formed task force, tax attorney Philip West said he was confident that the Washington-based firm could build on a strong, old-line reputation in the industry into one with a more "cutting edge" and proactive approach.

"The age when people could be...
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