Saul Ewing LLP's Cost Certainty CommitmentSM attracts national press

Saul Ewing LLP's Cost Certainty CommitmentSM attracts national press

"Come Out Of The Shadows About Alt Billing: Experts," Law360

June 19, 2009

Saul Ewing LLP's Cost Certainty CommitmentSM program that offers fixed-fee arrangements for specific areas of legal work was featured in this Law360 article. Under the CCC program, the firm now offers fixed fees for due-diligence projects and for certain administrative hearing services related to insurance.

By raising the issue first, and so openly, Saul Ewing shows that clients don't have to drag the firm “kicking and screaming into the world of alternative billing,” said Bruce MacEwen, a law firm consultant who created the Web site www.adamsmithesq.com about the economics of law firms. “I think it's smart,” he added.

“I think what's most interesting about the Saul Ewing presentation ... is the emphasis on certainty and predictability, which in my experience is more important to clients than absolute total cost,” MacEwen said.

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