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James D. Cotterman is a principal of Altman Weil, Inc., a legal management consultancy headquartered in suburban Philadelphia. He advises law firm clients on compensation, capital structure and other economic issues. Contact Mr. Cotterman at 407-381-2426 or email jdcotterman@altmanweil.com. “Copyright Altman Weil, Inc., www.altmanweil.com. Reprinted with permission. All rights for further publication or reproduction reserved.”

Pay Proportional to Performance™

Pay Proportional to Performance™

Getting pay decisions done well is rarely an easy task. There are competing interests between those lawyers who primarily acquire clients and those who focus on practicing law—setting up the age-old debate regarding the relative value of each. Moreover, those competing interests appear across a broad profitability spectrum. Unfortunately, the challenges increase when a law […]

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