The Rise Of Pricing Professionals In BigLaw

By Aebra Coe (January 8, 2018, 5:11 PM EST) -- The number of pricing professionals at BigLaw firms has snowballed over the past decade as clients seek more alternative fee arrangements and demand increasing complexity and specificity from law firms with regard to their legal bills.

Patrick Johansen, who tracks the number of law firm pricing professionals in the industry on his blog, Patrick on Pricing, says that the number of people in the field — a mix of lawyers and others trained in business or economics, among other things — grew from 33 in 2010 to 98 in 2013, then to 232 in 2016 and to 264 at the end...

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